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Building a Home in Honor of the Carters

In honor of Former President Jimmy Carter and the late First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is building a new home in New Carlisle. Tireless advocates for affordable, decent housing, the Carter family dedicated over three decades to Habitat. Their work left an indelible mark on families around the world.

The Carters' commitment to Habitat's mission has been unwavering. Their journey with Habitat for Humanity began in 1984, marking the genesis of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Over the years, the Carter Work Project has built, renovated and repaired 4,417 homes in 14 countries. This was done with the help of 106,100 volunteers. The Carters’ compassion and dedication illuminated the path for a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

In honor of their impact, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is proud to announce their latest endeavor - a branded build that echoes the spirit of commitment and community the Carters championed. This project stands as a tribute to the Carters' extraordinary dedication and continues their legacy of creating homes and transforming lives.

The partner family for the Carter Honor Build this year could not be more resilient. Dionka is a remarkable woman whose dream of providing stability and safety for her four children has led her to Dayton Habitat. Having rented homes for years, Dionka faced adversity after surgery left her unable to work, landing her and her family in a homeless shelter. Today, she strives for a better life for her children, navigating the challenges of an unsafe neighborhood and an ill-maintained home.

Dionka's story embodies the essence of what Habitat stands for—a chance for families to break the cycle of uncertainty and build a secure future. She, too, is embarking on a life-changing journey as a Habitat Homebuyer, ready to provide her children with a stable and safe environment they can call their own.

Dayton Habitat invites you to be part of this transformative journey. The Carter family's commitment echoes in every wall raised, and Dionka's determination radiates in every nail driven. Your support through volunteering or donating ensures that dreams continue to be built, and families like Dionka's find the stability they deserve.

To volunteer, donate, or learn more, visit our Carter Honor Build page and be a part of building dreams and transforming lives.


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