Habitat For Humanity Breaking Ground In Fort Worth

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Posted May 5, 2014 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
JIMMY CARTER (FAR RIGHT) STANDS APART FROM MOST OF HIS PEERS. (Wikipedia photo)JIMMY CARTER (FAR RIGHT) STANDS APART FROM MOST OF HIS PEERS. (Wikipedia photo)

Jimmy Carter was a popular punchline due to his rocky one-term stint as president, but the guy has been the best post-president ever.

He’s America’s version of Mother Teresa, except Carter wears work boots instead of sandals.

One of the many social causes he’s involved in is helping to build homes for low-income families here and around the world, mostly as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

At 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (May 6) at 5405 Van Natta Lane in Fort Worth, Trinity Habitat for Humanity will break ground on the first home being built in conjunction with the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

As part of that project, Trinity Habitat will build 15 new homes in the Central Meadowbrook neighborhood and will paint 50 existing homes throughout Fort Worth in partnership with the City of Fort Worth’s “Cowtown Brush Up Program.” Similar efforts are occurring in Dallas.

Thousands of volunteers, including Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, will come to North Texas to help construct and paint those homes in the coming months.

Mayor Betsy Price, City Manager Tom Higgins, City Councilwoman Kelly Allen Gray, and the future homeowner will attend tomorrow’s groundbreaking.


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