Former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter have been in northern Indiana as part of a major Habitat for Humanity home building project that begins today. This year’s Carter Work Project will take place in Mishawaka. The four-day build will result in 22 new homes and organizers say a total of 41 homes in the St. Joseph County city will be constructed or renovated by year’s end as part of the project.
Habitat of St. Joseph County, based in South Bend, is hosting the high-profile event which will involve hundreds of volunteers. Primary sponsors include the City of Mishawaka, the KeyBank Foundation, the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust and the Roger I. and Ruth B. MacFarlane Foundation. In all more than 30 sponsors are contributing to the effort in Mishawaka.
For the Carters, next week marks the 35th Work Project for the couple who has been involved with Habitat since 1984. They have volunteered on projects in 14 countries that have involved the building or remodeling of 4,290 homes.
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