Letterman, Jimmy Carter launch a Habitat project
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Former President Jimmy Carter and comedian David Letterman have helped launch a Habitat for Humanity building blitz in northern Indiana.
The retired late-night TV host praised Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, for their dedication to the nonprofit during an event on Aug. 26 at the University of Notre Dame that kicked off a five-day Habitat for Humanity effort to build 23 homes in adjacent Mishawaka last week.
Letterman noted the Carters’ long involvement with the group, telling the roughly 4,000 attendees that if it weren’t for the Democratic former president and his wife, he wouldn’t have become a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.
The South Bend Tribune reports that the 93-year-old former president said he and his wife get “more out of it than we put into it” when they build Habitat homes.
Former late night television host David Letterman (right) welcomes former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, to the stage during the opening ceremony for the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project inside the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind.