Statement Issued by Habitat for Humanity Today at Build in Winnipeg, Manitoba


President Carter has been working hard all week. He was dehydrated working in the hot sun and has been taken offsite for observation. He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building.

Any further updates will come from The Carter Center.

He has asked us to continue with our day, so let’s talk about why we are here. I will turn it to Sandy Hopkins, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba to kick us off.


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