President Carter and other Habitat supporters share what motivates them to help their neighbors

Why we serve

Who is our neighbor?

Who do we — as members of our local communities, as part of the human family, as supporters of a nonprofit organization that works to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live — consider to be the neighbors who Christ so clearly instructed us to love as we love ourselves?

The answer is literally all around us, and to love those neighbors is to serve those neighbors. To strengthen ties, to offer a hand up, to build.

Each year, more than 2 million Habitat volunteers — and countless others who believe everyone should have a decent place to live — do just that, and the ripple effects of that generosity and hard work help more families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives. Hear from just a few who share what motivates them to help their neighbors.

A Q&A with Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the importance of service to others: "Investments in helping others always pay rich dividends.”

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