Habitat for Humanity's 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project to take place in Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Denver; and New York City in 2013

ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity's 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will return to the U.S. Oct. 6-11, 2013, to help build, rehabilitate and repair homes in partnership with low-income families in Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Denver; and New York City.

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Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have given a week of their time each year to help build homes and raise awareness about the need for decent and affordable housing worldwide.

"Rosalynn and I are honored to have joined so many dedicated volunteers and Habitat homeowner families over the years, and we thank everyone who has worked with us," said President Carter. "Together we've been able to build and repair homes in partnership with more 2,000 families in 14 countries. And we look forward to continuing this important effort with Habitat for Humanity."

The first Carter Work Project took place in New York City, where the Carters and volunteers helped renovate a six-story apartment building. Previous Carter Work Projects have been held across the United States and in Mexico, Canada, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Laos, Vietnam, and the past two years in Haiti.

"For nearly 30 years, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project has been a catalyst for bringing people together to help improve communities," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "We're extremely excited to reach this milestone, and we are immensely thankful to President and Mrs. Carter and to all of our partner families and volunteers."

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat's blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.

About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley
As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat EB/SV revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership.  Since 1986, Habitat EB/SV has partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties. For more information, please visit http://www.HabitatEBSV.org or call 866-450-4432.

About Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Habitat for Humanity is a homeownership program for low-income families.  Habitat engages the community in building high quality, energy-efficient homes which are sold to hard-working families in desperate need of stable, affordable housing.  Qualified families purchase Habitat homes with zero-interest loans and make mortgage payments based on 25 percent of the family's income. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has built 500 homes throughout its 33-year history of building in Denver. For more information about Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.habitatmetrodenver.org

About Habitat for Humanity New York City
Habitat for Humanity - New York City transforms lives and our city by building quality homes for families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. With the help of thousands of volunteers every year, Habitat-NYC has built more than 260 affordable homes in the five boroughs of New York City. To volunteer, donate, organize a fundraising event, or learn more, visit Habitatnyc.org.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity International



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