Canadian Volunteer Attends
Third Jimmy Carter Work Project

By Leigh Powell

Mark Chadbourne comes from Toronto, Canada, to South Africa for his third Jimmy Carter Work Project. At home, Mark volunteers as the director of Metropolitan Toronto Habitat for Humanity’s two ReStores and has volunteered in other capacities for a long time. “Eight or 10 years -- I don’t really know,” he says. “I don’t think much about the past. I prefer to live in the present.”

But Mark does fondly recall his many builds with Habitat for Humanity. “Eagle Butte, South Dakota [U.S.], was a tremendous experience,” he says of his first JCWP in 1994. He also attended the JCWP 2001 in Korea, which he says was another outstanding event. Additionally, Mark has built in several states in the U.S., including Georgia, Texas and extensively in Florida. He is especially proud to say he has never missed a Toronto build since he began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

A former high school teacher, Mark has combined his love for Habitat with his commitment to young adults. In Miami, Fla., he has worked with juvenile offenders on various Habitat projects.

Mark is pleased to be representing HFH Canada in South Africa and happy to be a part of JCWP 2002.

—Leigh Powell is an HFHI writer and editor on special assignment for the JCWP


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