Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, were in St. Albans on Friday, helping to refurbish a one-family house in a joint effort of the Carter Work Project and Habitat for Humanity.
The Carters, their son Chip and daughter-in-law Becky spent more than two hours building a deck on the rear of a house on 112th Road formerly belonging to he New York City Housing Authority.
Once fixed up, Habitat will transfer it to a first-time homeowner with a 30-year mortgage.
The 39th president and his family have been devoted to helping Habitat for Humanity for 30 years. Their first project was in Manhattan in 1984.