Jimmy Carter

Michiana Chronicles: Model Citizens

Sep 14, 2018
Sid Shroyer

It was my good fortune to be in attendance the evening that the Carter Build Habitat for Humanity folks treated themselves to a night out at the South Bend Cubs game at the end of August.  I would have been on the couch at home, otherwise, checking the TV for the latest episode of “What Goes Around Comes Around,” if my buddy Doug Snyder had not called the night before and said,

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The 35th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Works Project wrapped up Friday in South Bend. During the building blitz more than 15 hundred volunteers worked on dozens of homes in St. Joseph County. Names like “Jimmy Carter” and “Garth Brooks” go hand in hand with “Habitat for Humanity.” But there’s one name Habitat officials and Carter himself credit with helping bring those big names to St. Joseph County.

 

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Anguiano: Let's start with your name and your title.

Carter: My name is Jimmy Carter. I used to be president, but I'm not anymore.

Anguiano: And what do you do now?

Carter: Well, I run the Carter Center and I work [on] Habitat [for Humanity].

Anguiano: What's the biggest thing, what's the biggest takeaway you've had from Habitat in general?

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Habitat for Humanity International kicked off its week-long, 35th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Works Project at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday.

 

Former President Jimmy Carter told hundreds of volunteers, future homeowners and donors with Habitat for Humanity that he never intended to be a part of Habitat for Humanity as long as he’s been. But the 94-year-old Carter says it’s been a profound experience.

 

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St. Joseph County, Indiana Habitat for Humanity is counting down for the start of the 35th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Works Project during the last week of August. The non-profit hosted a “Kid’s Day” Tuesday for those moving into new homes to mingle with future neighbors.

Jim Williams is the President and CEO of St. Joseph County Habitat for Humanity. He stands under a pavilion at Potawatomi Park in South Bend, as he tries to avoid a collision with kids present for the ‘Kid’s Day’. He says events like this help build a sense of community for those in the program.

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Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County broke ground today on the construction of four new houses in South Bend ahead of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

 

The four homes will be built on a plot of land known as the Shetterley Triangle, which is bounded by California, Woodward and De Maude avenues in the Near Northwest Neighborhood.