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5 Days, 6 Cities, 86 Homes -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

5 Days, 6 Cities, 86 Homes

As they have for 27 years, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, once again joined fellow Habitat volunteers in 2010 for a week of work creating affordable housing.


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5 Days, 6 Cities, 86 Homes


In October, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project engaged volunteers in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Annapolis, Md.; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; and Birmingham, Ala. In each location, the Carters joined volunteers as they renovated and rehabilitated existing homes and also built new houses.

Build activities began on Oct. 4, World Habitat Day. As part of its awareness-raising emphasis, Habitat expanded its 2010 World Habitat Day into weeklong events. People around the world joined together to advocate for and take action on affordable housing in a variety of meaningful ways.

At the end of the week, it was announced that the 2011 and 2012 Carter Work Projects will both occur in Haiti, as Habitat works to help build — and rebuild — decent housing in the hard-hit nation. “I think Habitat has a chance to have one of its most exciting adventures — and most successful adventures — with this very needed project in Haiti,” President Carter said.

Read more about the six locations of the 2010 Carter Work Project or stay updated on plans for the Haiti projects as they develop.