For more than three decades, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project has served as a catalyst for raising awareness about the need for improved access to affordable housing by empowering people to bring hope, stability and housing solutions to their communities. To date, more than 88,000 volunteers have built, renovated and repaired 3,833 homes in 14 countries during the previous 30 annual events, shedding light on the role decent housing provides families in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Hosted jointly by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Trinity Habitat for Humanity in Fort Worth, more than 5,000 volunteers joined the Carters to help build or repair more than 100 homes in seven days.
“Since first volunteering to build with us in 1984, the Carters remain two of Habitat’s most prolific and vocal proponents of affordable housing. We are grateful that they have once again partnered with us to help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are also grateful to the volunteers, sponsors and supporters who are making this Carter Work Project possible.”