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Jimmy Carter, Habitat come to Queens

Former president helps to rehab a home in Queens Village

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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:20 am, Thu Oct 24, 2013.

Dawnette Dixon of Queens Village did not know quite how to articulate her feelings last week as former President Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity worked to renovate her future home on 112th Road.

“Happy. Grateful. Words can’t apply,” she said.

The 39th president, now 89, his wife Rosalynn and son Chip were among the scores of volunteers who came out on Oct. 11.

The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will rehabilitate five homes in Queens in the next 18 months among the more than 30 that Habitat for Humanity plans to work on in the borough.

Carter, who served as president from 1977 to 1981, and his family are marking 30 years of working across the country with Habitat for Humanity.

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1 comment:

  • CleanUpJamaicaQueens posted at 6:28 am on Wed, Oct 23, 2013.

    CleanUpJamaicaQueens Posts: 121

    An elderly ex-president has to come here in help improve our community, because the Great Jamaica Area has nothing but mostly useless elected leaders. Most of you can learn something about a true leaders.