Former President Jimmy Carter Shows up for Habitat for Humanity Event after Serious Fall That Needed 14 Stitches
Jimmy Carter returned to his charity building project despite nursing a head injury he sustained at his Georgia home. He got 14 stitches.
Jimmy Carter didn’t get dubbed the most “active ex-president” for nothing, and he proved it again by defying a head injury to attend a charity building project in Nashville, Tennessee.
NOTHING WILL STOP CARTER
While speaking at the Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that works with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Building Project, the former President of the United States, in the company of his wife of 73 years, explained his black eye, and gauze bandage, saying,
“I [want to] explain my black eye. I got up this morning; I was getting ready for church right after we had a family reunion, and we were coming to Nashville.”
By 2021, the Carter Building project aims at building 12 new single-family homes, 26 townhouses
Carter added that he fell, hit his head on a sharp edge, and ended up in the hospital where he got 14 stitches. Despite the injury, and a black eye, the Georgia resident, declared,
“But I had a number one priority, and that was to come to Nashville, and build houses.”
CARTER HAS BEEN BUILDING HOUSES FOR YEARS
The oldest living former President has been building houses through his foundation for about 35 years.
Together with Habitat for Humanity, he has assisted in building homes in over 14 countries, and have worked with about 103, 000 volunteers.
Carter is committed to the projects, and providing homes for those within, and outside the United States
The project at Nashville is for 21 homes, and by 2021, the Carter Building project aims at building 12 new single-family homes, 26 townhouses.
The houses for the current project are getting built at the Park Preserve neighborhood in Nashville, and the ex-president will be there until October 11th
HIS COMMITMENT IS UNWAVERING
Carter is committed to the projects and providing homes for those within and outside the United States.
After his fall, the spokesperson for the Carter Center released a statement on Twitter. It read,
“… [Carter] said he feels fine and wants everyone to know that he and Mrs. Carter are eager to be at the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Nashville, Tennessee.”
Statement from The Carter Center on Jimmy Carter’s Health pic.twitter.com/Awhs6pdbGw— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) October 6, 2019
The project is underway, and Carter and Rosalynn are in the thick of it, working side-by-side fellow volunteers.