“The tremendous support from our partners in so many locations sharing gifts of time, talent and resources, helps Habitat for Humanity continue to expand the important work we do to provide affordable housing across the globe," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "As we mark the silver anniversary of Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, I'm deeply grateful for the support we receive in so many ways as we not only build houses, but raise awareness, along the Gulf Coast and around the world.”
“The support we’ve received for this year’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will serve as a catalyst for increasing the work being done in the Gulf Coast by bringing hope, stability and housing solutions to our local communities,” noted Chris Monforton, president and chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “Our sponsors’ gifts, whether monetary or material, help us build houses and empower families.”
Partners helping to make the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2008 possible include:
25 Years of Building with the Carters
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have been helping Habitat for Humanity shine the spotlight on the need for affordable housing since 1984. That year, the Carters led a small team of Habitat volunteers to New York City to help renovate a six-story apartment building with 19 families in need of decent, affordable shelter. A quarter century later, that modest effort has grown into an internationally recognized annual event that has taken place in communities around the world. For more information, visit www.habitat.org/jcwp/2008/.
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