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

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity's 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is coming Oct. 6-12 to help build, renovate and repair homes in partnership with low-income families in Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Denver; New York City; and Union Beach, N.J.

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During the milestone anniversary event, President and Mrs. Carter will join an estimated 3,000 volunteers to build and repair more than 80 homes across the five locations.

For 30 years, the Carters have partnered with Habitat for Humanity and given a week of their time annually to help build homes and raise awareness of the importance of decent housing in breaking the cycle of poverty.

"President and Mrs. Carter have been powerful voices in addressing the issues surrounding substandard housing," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "As we prepare for our 30th annual Carter Work Project, we again want to thank the former president and first lady for their incredible service in helping us mover closer to a world where everyone has a decent place to call home."

Habitat's first Carter Work Project took place in New York City in 1984 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.

In preparation for the 30th annual event, Habitat for Humanity will host a Twitter party. To sign up for the Twitter party, please visit http://resourcefulmommy.com/12789/save-the-date-habitat-for-humanity-twitter-party.

For more information on the Carters' 30-year history with Habitat for Humanity, please visit http://www.habitat.org/how/carter.aspx.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity International


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