Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jimmy Carter Partners with Habitat for Humanity

Jimmy Carter
Pol Light Moment #10 is Jimmy Carter partnering with the work of Habitat for Humanity. Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States, serving from 1977-1981. Prior to that he served as the Governor of Georgia from 1971-1975. Since 1984, Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn have devoted a week each year to a Habitat for Humanity Project (Source).

In 2008, Jimmy Carter said this about his work in Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat gives us an opportunity which is very difficult to find: to reach out and work side by side with those who never had a decent home--but work with them on a completely equal basis. It's not a big-shot, little-shot relationship. It's a sense of equality (Source). 
The following is a video of Jimmy Carter announcing the Carter Work Project in China in 2009.

Jimmy Carter has been featured in other Pol Light moments and can be found by searching this blog with the Jimmy Carter Label.

Pol Light does not endorse political candidates. We present a brighter side to politics when they are found on either side of the aisle. We don't have to agree with all of a person's politics to recognize these bright moments.

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain as an official photo of the United States government.

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