Let­ter­man, Jimmy Carter launch a Habi­tat pro­ject

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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.

/ Robert Franklin-South Bend Tri­bune via AP

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.

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