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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Volunteers Join Habitat for Humanity

Tuesday, May 29, 2007  
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NEW ORLEANS — Habitat for Humanity raised walls on its 1,000th and 1,001st homes in the Gulf Coast today to help low-income families affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The milestone house represents the organization’s goal to have 1,000 homes complete or under construction by mid 2007, and the 1,001st house represents the ongoing effort to help rebuild housing along the Gulf Coast.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn; joined musician and Habitat supporter, Branford Marsalis; Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford; Executive Director Jim Pate from New Orleans Area Habitat; and Chris Monforton, CEO of Habitat of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Miss.; along with volunteers, staff members and supporters from across the Gulf Coast to help raise the walls.
 
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