Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County2018 Carter Work Project
Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County
2018 Carter Work Project
For 35 years, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter have donated their time and voices to help Habitat for Humanity build and renovate homes throughout the world for thousands of deserving families. Their work has greatly helped raise awareness of the critical need for simple, decent and affordable housing.
Our local affiliate, with overwhelming support from the South Bend and Mishawaka communities, was chosen by Habitat International to host the 2018 Carter Work Project. The goal? To build 28 new homes and renovate 13 others for low-income families in St. Joseph County in just one week.
Former President and Mrs. Carter Painting On-Site
A Happy Homeowner
As a previous supporter of our local Habitat, the Foundation was quite familiar with the positive impact they have had on our community, and we wanted to help. We agreed to provide a general grant, joining a substantial group of like-minded public and private donors to support this worthwhile project. Under the guidance of the Habitat staff, and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, 41 homes were built or renovated, surpassing the project goal, and in the words of the former president, it was “the best organized, most pleasant and well-prepared Carter Work Project we have ever experienced.”
The Carters and Volunteers Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
Happy Homeowners with the former President and Mrs. Carter