Jimmy Carter back to building homes after hospital treatment

15 July, 2017, 00:57 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says he was discharged from St. Boniface General Hospital on Friday morning and then attended a devotional to begin the last day of a Habitat for Humanity home-building project.

Former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for more than 30 years.

Carter, 92, became unsteady while working on Thursday on the steps of a home at a building project for Habitat for Humanity, a charitable organization that promotes affordable home ownership, eyewitnesses said.

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The former president and first lady were scheduled to continue working on houses through Friday.

The ceremony is where the Carters plan to thank the volunteers and sponsors for their work and help and announce where the Carter Work Project will be held next year. President Carter told us he is okay and is being taken offsite for observation.

The Carters have been working with the organization for more than three decades, and had a hand in the building, renovation and fix of "more than 4,000 homes", according to its website. The Carters were pictured earlier Thursday morning in hard hats with toolbelts around their waists.

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"He and Mrs Carter extend their appreciation for the many well-wishes he received worldwide", Ms Congileo said in a statement.

The organization's chief executive, Jonathan Reckford, posted a statement on Carter's health status to Habitat for Humanity's Facebook page. One of those came Thursday evening from another ex-president, Bill Clinton.

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