Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will spend six days in Memphis next month building houses with Habitat for Humanity.
The 33rd Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is scheduled from August 21 – 26 and includes the construction of 19 new houses and six “aging in place” projects to improve seniors’ mobility in their homes. The project’s official kickoff ceremony will come one year and a day after Carter told the world that cancer had spread to his liver and brain.
During that extraordinary press conference last summer at the Carter Center, the Nobel Peace Prize winner said he would begin a course of radiation and drug therapy to combat the four small spots of melanoma doctors had discovered on his brain. And he said he still wanted to go to Nepal some two months later to take part in the 32nd Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Read more at AJC.