Habitat for Humanity International’s annual Building on Faith Week took place September 11-17, 2000, with 10,000 homes in progress worldwide. This year’s Building on Faith Week was held concurrently with the Jimmy Carter Work Project. Each year the Carters devote a week of their time to build houses and raise awareness of the need for affordable housing. The project began in 1984 and has been an internationally recognized event of Habitat for Humanity ever since.
This year, the Carters, volunteers and partner families built 157 houses in New York City, Jacksonville, Fla., and Sumter County, Ga. Habitat for Humanity’s 100,000th house was built in New York, and the 100,001st home was dedicated in Carter’s hometown of Plains, Ga. With this came a pledge to build the second 100,000 houses within just five years.
Corporate sponsors of the Jimmy Carter Work Project in Georgia included Johns Manville, The Dow Chemical Co., Air Vent Inc., CertainTeed Roofing Division, Georgia Pacific, Hitachi Power Tools, MonierLifetile, Oatey Co. and OSI Sealants Inc.