Even after breaking hip, Jimmy Carter returns to build homes with Habitat for Humanity

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This file photo shows former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter raising a wall as they help build a Habitat for Humanity house. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) This file photo shows former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter raising a wall as they help build a Habitat for Humanity house. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Even after surgery to repair a broken hip sidelined former President Jimmy Carter earlier this year, his humanitarian work is not slowing down.

WFAA reports Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will continue their work with Habitat for Humanity. The 94-year-old former president and his wife are taking their work belts and hammers to Nashville in October. 

“It is such an honor to host a former President of the United States and his wife, especially such a notable couple who have done so much humanitarian work on behalf of affordable homeownership, not just in the United States but around the world,” said Danny Herron, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. “We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside the Carters, hundreds of volunteers who may be visiting Nashville for the first time and all of the future homeowners.”

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Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, said the projects they work on shine a light on the challenges facing affordable housing, the ABC News affiliate in Dallas reports.

“President and Mrs. Carter know the cause of affordable housing is only becoming more urgent, and so we are so grateful they will once again mobilize hundreds of hands and thousands more voices to this cause,” Reckford said.

Since 1984, the Caters have traveled around the world with Habitat to build and improve homes. They have worked alongside more than 103,000 volunteers in 14 countries to help build, renovate or repair 4,331 homes. 

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