Each year since 1984, former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have given a week or more of their time to help Habitat for Humanity build and maintain affordable housing in the U.S. and around the world. I'm fortunate to have taken part in the 25th annual 2008 Carter Work Project (CWP) along the Gulf Coast, and I get to take part in this year's 30th annual CWP in the SF Bay Area.
It's not just building new housing. Some people will be working to repair and do needed maintenance on homes in East Oakland, as part of Habitat's foreclosure-prevention strategy, while others will be doing community projects like deconstructing an abandoned building in William "Bill" Patterson Park in Brookfield Village. Even more projects will be going on in San Jose. I've been volunteering with Habitat since 1995, and I'll probably be helping lead a crew on one of the repair houses.
But the CWP isn't just about building and repairing affordable housing, it's also a fundraiser to help with future projects. As part of my participation, I need to raise money, and that's where you come in. You can either donate through my FirstGiving.com page, or donate via check to Habitat for Humanity East Bay / Silicon Valley. Habitat is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and all contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Thank you for your support! Read more about the Carter Work Project at Habitat for Humanity East Bay / Silicon Valley.