Habitat For Humanity's 35th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place next year in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
Over five days, future homeowners will work alongside President and Mrs. Carter and hundreds of other volunteers from Indiana and around the world to build or improve about 30 homes in Mishawaka and South Bend.
“We look forward to welcoming President and Mrs. Carter to Mishawaka for this transformational and inspiring project,” said Jim Williams, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County. “Thanks to the generous involvement of volunteers and sponsors from across the country, we will be able to help dozens of families have a more secure place they can call home.”
In addition to the work in St. Joseph County, local Habitat organizations across Indiana will complete construction projects in honor of President and Mrs. Carter and their legacy of helping raise awareness of the need for decent, affordable housing.
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world every year with Habitat, donating their time and voices to build and improve homes as well as raise awareness of the critical need for decent and affordable housing. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes. The Carters just completed their 34th work project in Canada, building in both Edmonton, Alberta, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, as part of a nationwide effort to build 150 homes in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday.
“We are honored by the continued support of President and Mrs. Carter as we help families achieve strength, stability and independence through shelter,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Thanks to their dedication and our Carter Work Project volunteers, we can continue to fulfill our mission to empower families working toward a path to homeownership.”