Habitat For Humanity's 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place Oct. 5-11, 2014, in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Trinity Habitat for Humanity will host the flagship event, which brings President and Mrs. Carter together with thousands of volunteers for a weeklong build to help improve neighborhoods and raise awareness about affordable housing.

“President and Mrs. Carter have been such tremendous supporters and volunteers for Habitat over the years, and we are grateful for their continued commitment,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International. “We are looking forward to bringing Habitat for Humanity’s most visible annual event and two most inspiring volunteers to Dallas-Fort Worth next year, and we look forward to helping improve neighborhoods throughout the Metroplex.”

Bill Hall, CEO of Dallas Habitat, and Gage Yager, executive director of Trinity Habitat, attended the 2013 Carter Work Project closing ceremonies in New York to receive the symbolic “passing of the hammer” from President and Mrs. Carter.

“The Carters have led a life of service to others and we are proud to be invited to be a part of this yearly event of service,” said Hall. “Building a house for a family provides stability for that family. Building and repairing several homes during the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will create stability for a neighborhood, extending Habitat for Humanity’s impact from a single family to hundreds of families that live in the neighborhood.”

“Trinity Habitat for Humanity is honored to co-host the 2014 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project,” said Yager. “With so many families in our communities in need of decent housing, President and Mrs. Carter’s annual build will help us to build even more homes and transform entire neighborhoods.”

Habitat’s 2014 Carter Work Project will kick off on World Habitat Day, a day designated by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter. Habitat for Humanity’s first Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project was held in 1984. Since then, President and Mrs. Carter have dedicated a week of their time annually to help build with thousands of volunteers in 14 countries around the world.

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