Madison, Former President Jimmy Carter and Wife Rosalynn Share Common Interest in Supporting Union Beach
Friday, August 30, 2013 • 12:00am
MADISON, NJ - More than 6,200 residents suffered from significant damage since the devastation from SuperStorm Sandy. Over 80 percent of the homes were impacted by flooding, two hundred homes were leveled and fifty homes were completely washed away. Still, 500 families remain displaced in Sandy’s aftermath.
While the community of Madison has provided outreach and support to Union Beach in countless ways, this year, former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter have also chosen to help Union Beach in partnership with Habitat for Humanity for their 2013 Carter Work Project Week. The Carters will be in Union Beach on Oct. 12 participating in building and celebration efforts alongside hundreds of volunteers and supporters.
“We are extremely excited about the President and Mrs. Carter coming to work on this project because the needs are so great in Union Beach,” said Jennifer Sneed, Public Relations Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity, Monmouth County.
President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have been dedicating their time for thirty years to help build Habitat homes somewhere around the globe. The Carter Work Project has positively impacted 15 countries and 18 states throughout America. The 30th annual 2013 Carter Work Project includes building efforts in four other locations as well: Oakland and San Jose, Cal.; Denver and New York City.
There are opportunities to become involved in the 2013 Carter Work Project. Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers and sponsors to become involved during the Carter Work Project Week. To learn more about the event and how you can help, go to http://www.habitatmonmouth.org/events/register-jimmy-rosalynn-carter-work-project-2013