Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, joined thousands of volunteers from around the world in Anniston, Ala., and LaGrange and Valdosta, Ga., during Habitat for Humanity International’s Jimmy Carter Work Project 2003. The three work sites hosted over 3,000 volunteers building homes in partnership with 92 new homeowners and their families during the week of June 6-13. In addition, Habitat affiliates around the country built that week in support of the JCWP 2003.

This marked the 20th year in which the Carters have built in partnership with families in need of simple decent housing. Since 1984, the Carters have personally worked on homes that house more than 2,000 families around the world in places such as Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Miami, Hungary, the Philippines, South Korea and South Africa. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 125,000 houses worldwide with families in need.