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Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Group to Travel to Nepal for Carter Work Project

Team members raising funds to offset cost of attending 32nd annual event

Just 31 days after President Jimmy Carter’s 91st birthday, he along with his wife, Rosalynn, will lead a group of volunteers to the 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project from Nov. 1-6, in Pokhara, Nepal.

Traveling to the land situated between China and India which is home to the majestic Mount Everest among the Himalayas will be a contingent of volunteers from Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. The small group of locals will be a part of thousands of people like them that aim to build 100 strong, permanent homes in partnership with families currently living in makeshift shelters made of tin, plastic and other discarded materials. Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries, with around 40 percent of the population living below the poverty line.

“I am thrilled to announce we are sending a work team to Nepal for the 2015 Jimmy Carter Work Project,” said Tammy Marine, Habitat for Humanity Executive Director. “Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have been tireless leaders and faithful servants in the fight to abolish poverty housing. It will be an honor to work beside them during this project.”

Members of the Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Carter Work Project team are currently raising funds to offset the cost of the trip. Donations can be made by visiting the Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley website and Carter Work Project page, www.habitativ.org/carterworkproject.

This event is part of Habitat Nepal’s ambitious goal of helping 100,000 Nepali families have decent shelter by 2016. The project became increasingly important after a pair of devastating earthquakes struck the region on April 25 and May 12 leaving millions upon millions without homes or shelter.

“Connecting to our brothers around the world reiterates one basic fact: Despite our cultural, socioeconomic and geographic differences, we are still one people,” Marine said. “And, in this privilege of serving, we too are uniquely transformed. While our intent is to improve the lives of others, my experience says our own volunteers will gain a sense of understanding and compassion for the challenges a large majority of the world’s residents face every single day.

” For more than three decades, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project and the more than 92,000 volunteers that have participated, have built, renovated and repaired 3,943 homes in 14 countries during the previous 31 annual events, shedding light on the role decent housing provides families in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley serves the communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore and Perris, the non-profit organization has always deemed it important to give back globally as well.

“While local efforts will always be our first priority, our participation internationally connects us to Habitat for Humanity in a broader context as the leading housing ministry in the world,” Marine said.

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Interviews Available

Interviews are available with Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley Executive Director Tammy Marine or any of the team members headed to the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Please contact Jeff Pack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Photo Caption and Credit

From left to right: Frank Lembo, Alesia Strachan, Dennis Kroeger and Craig Evans. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley

Links:

http://www.habitativ.org

http://www.habitativ.org/carterworkproject

http://www.habitativ.org/donatetocwp

http://www.habitativ.org/cwpregistration

Carter Work Project video from Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley:

https://youtu.be/X4oJ4IRa2DY

Carter Work Project video from Habitat for Humanity International:

https://youtu.be/CIvPnJGfUUc

About Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley The Mission of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley is to facilitate the dream of homeownership as well as improve the living conditions for those in the community. With volunteers, sponsors and business partners, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley builds and rehabilitates homes in the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore and Perris. Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley also owns and operates two ReStore home improvement discount stores located in Temecula and Lake Elsinore. The Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley headquarters is located at 41615 Winchester Road, #214, Temecula, CA 92590. Call (951) 296-3362 or visit www.HabitatIV.org for more information.

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