HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CARTER WORK PROJECT HEADS TO NEW YORK CITY
Habitat for Humanity International announced that Habitat for Humanity – New York City (Habitat-NYC) will be a host of the 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. President and Mrs. Carter lead volunteers for a week each year in building safe, quality and affordable housing.
“We are thrilled to be one of the hosts of the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project,” said Rachel Hyman, Acting Executive Director at Habitat-NYC. “There is a great need for affordable housing in our community, and we are grateful that the Carters will help bring awareness to this need.”
The 30th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place Oct. 6-11, 2013, and will also be held in Oakland, California and Denver, Colorado.
The announcement was made in Haiti at the conclusion of the 29th Carter Work Project where more than 600 volunteers from around the world helped complete 100 Habitat for Humanity homes in partnership with families affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the region nearly three years ago.
The first Carter Work Project was held in New York City in 1984, where the Carters and volunteers helped renovate a six-story apartment building. Previous Carter Work Projects have been held across the United States and in Mexico, Canada, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Laos, Vietnam, and the past two years in Haiti.
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