After Broken Hips, Jimmy Carter Still Volunteers at Construction Sites to Build Homes for Needy

building homes Sep 03, 2019 Steven

Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of United States (1977-1981), was not known for his great presidentship, but is gaining popularity, particularly in the recent years for his contribution in building houses for the people in need.

The 94-year-old former president is the longest-living U.S. president in history. He has kept himself engaged with charities, human rights works and raising funds for hurricane reliefs during his post-presidency retirement.

Carter’s notable work is with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that builds homes for people in need. Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Smith have involved in Habitat for Humanity since 1984.

The former president and his wife could simply support the cause with financial contribution, but they choose to labor with their hands and sweat alongside with other volunteers at the construction sites.

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Earlier in May, Carter had broken his hip when he was heading out on a turkey hunt from his home in Plains, Georgia. Despite the setback, he and his wife will join a build in Nashville, Tennessee this October to build 21 new, affordable homes.

This is not the first time, a medical barrier has stopped the former president to participate in building homes for the needy. He immediately bounced back to work in 2016 after he was healed of a cancer that had spread to his brain.

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“My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try and make a difference,” said Carter in February 2019.

Looking at Carter’s dedication, one of the fans on Facebook commented, “He wasn’t a very good president, but I give him credit for longevity and a good heart. Bless him as a human being.”

“Never agreed with him on his politics but he sure is a tough man. Well done sir!” said another fans.