Former president helps to rehab a home in Queens Village. 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.
Measure twice, cut once.
The Dixons’ new deck will come with the presidential seal of approval courtesy of Jimmy Carter, who has been rehabilitating houses with Habitat for Humanity for 30 years.
The 39th president shows off his carpentry skills.
There’s still much to do, but the Dixons’ future home on 112th Road has taken shape.
Have tools, will travel: President Carter, left, his wife, Rosalynn, daughter-in-law Becky and son Chip will work to rehabilitate houses in five U.S. cities this year as part of the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter taking a brief break from the construction.
Dawnette Dixon, left, soon will be able to purchase her first house through Habitat for Humanity. She and her children, Dwayne, center, and Jessica Sanchez, spent much of Friday removing old insulation from the basement.