For 30 years, former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have given a week of their time to help Habitat for Humanity improve and build homes throughout the world. This year we are so pleased that the Carters will focus their efforts in Dallas and Fort Worth as they host the 31st Annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Their amazing efforts help raise awareness for the critical need for simple, decent, and affordable housing. At the completion of the project, 15 new homes will be built in Fort Worth and 50 existing homes will be repainted. In Dallas, an additional 20 homes will be built and 20 homes will be repainted.
Throughout its history in Fort Worth, Trinity Habitat for Humanity has worked diligently to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families while improving area neighborhoods. Habitat has learned that homeownership is most powerful when located within a healthy community. The homes to be built in Fort Worth are located in Central Meadowbrook on the east side of Fort Worth, and their development will go a long way towards making major improvements in this historic neighborhood.
The Carter Work Project begins Sunday, October 5, and continue through Saturday, October 11. Because of the amazing generosity of a longtime church member, we have a matching gift of $50,000. Our goal is to commit $100,000 and we know that you will want to be a part of this amazing opportunity. We recognize and appreciate that individuals contribute at varying levels, but this is an opportunity to ensure that 15 families in our community will achieve the American dream of homeownership. So we ask that you give as much as you can to this great cause so that we can meet the challenge offered by one of our very generous and long-standing members!
[col class=”span6″] Tim Bruster
[/col][col class=”span6″] Nancy Tully
Director of Outreach Ministries