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News and stories from the Carter Work Project 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

News and stories from the Carter Work Project 2011


Nov. 11, 2011
Carters dedicate 100 homes with joyous Haitian families

The math is both simple and amazing: five days, 500 volunteers and staff, 100 home dedications.

Five new (or renewed) ambassadors for Habitat (slideshow)

Throughout the week of building, President Carter often referred to all the volunteers as “ambassadors.” The impact of the project doesn’t end on the last day of the build — in some ways, it is just beginning.

Nov. 10, 2011
Commitment flourishes at Carter Work Project

Jay Stark and Rachel Donaldson got engaged during the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project this week

Five quotes to remember from the Carter Work Project (slideshow)

When so many people converge on a former sugarcane field in Léogâne, Haiti, for a week of building, you never know what you’re going to hear.

Nov. 9, 2011
Work continues just the way we like it in Haiti

With 100 homes being built simultaneously, all were at different stages. Some work crews were putting up siding, some worked on front porches, and a few began putting up interior walls.

Five new friendships to remember (slideshow)

At this year’s project, 100 partner families are working with nearly 500 volunteers from all over the world. Here are five stories about how powerful and personal those connections can be.

Nov. 8, 2011
Haiti’s president sees progress at the Carter Work Project site

Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly arrived to tour the build site. Nearly all of the 100 houses have finished roofs.

Many others are here in spirit (slideshow)

Many CWP volunteers carry with them stories and memories of people who are not physically in Haiti, but who are nonetheless connected to the work being done.

Nov. 7, 2011
Walls rise in Santo

On their first day on the work site, CWP volunteers raised walls and roof trusses for 100 houses.

Five people with special connections to this year's CWP (slideshow)

The CWP draws volunteers from all over the world who are motivated by a desire to serve others. For many, this year's build in Léogâne, Haiti, is especially emotional.

Nov. 6, 2011
Volunteers get personal thanks from Carter on the way to Haiti

Volunteers assigned to the first flight to Haiti got an unexpected treat when former U.S. President Jimmy Carter shook the hands of all 200-plus people and thanked each one for coming.

Nov. 5, 2011
Opening ceremony energizes volunteers

More than 400 volunteers gathered Saturday evening for the opening ceremonies of the 28th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Time and again, they were reminded that this year’s project would be different.

Oct. 24, 2011
The Art of Fundraising

CWP volunteer Rick Damato raised money for Habitat Haiti by selling his artwork at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, Georgia.