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Remembering Rosalynn Carter

Yesterday, Habitat for Humanity lost one of its greatest supporters, Rosalynn Carter.

“When many people think of Habitat, they think of President Carter, but Mrs. Carter was just as much of a Habitat hero. She worked hard, often in difficult conditions, to make life better for families around the world. She believed deeply in our mission and many times became very emotional when she talked about the families with whom the couple had worked. Like other Habitat volunteers, she would often say that she and President Carter got so much more out of helping families build their homes than they gave. She graciously shared her husband and her life with the world because she was so committed to helping others. We are comforted by the knowledge that Mrs. Carter’s legacy will live on through the people she touched and the example she set for servant leadership.” – Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International