Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project to build 150 homes to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary

ATLANTA (Oct. 3, 2016) – Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place July 9-14, 2017 in Canada. Volunteers will work alongside future Habitat homeowners and build 150 homes in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The project will take place in several cities across the country, with President and Mrs. Carter focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

“It is an honor to host President and Mrs. Carter. We are grateful for their support and the many volunteers whose commitment to Habitat’s mission has helped us empower communities through affordable homeownership,” said Mark Rodgers, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. “These are homes that provide families with the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.”

Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat, donating their time and voices annually to build and improve homes and 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.

“We are grateful for the support of President and Mrs. Carter and the many volunteers whose commitment to Habitat’s mission has helped us make a long-lasting, tangible difference to empower communities through shelter,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.

Habitat would like to thank the early supporters of the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, including Cossette and the Tachane Foundation Inc. There are still sponsorship opportunities available. For more information on how to get involved, visit habitat.ca/cwp.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit altenheime-hamburg.info.