He's back on his feet!
Former President Jimmy Carter returned to work on Friday, July 14, just one day after he was hospitalized for dehydration. Jimmy, 92, was taken to the hospital on Thursday, July 13 as a precaution after he “collapsed” while building a new home with Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg, Canada.
"He's asked us to continue with our day," Jonathan Reckford, CEO for Habitat for Humanity International, said in a statement after Jimmy was taken to the hospital. "He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building.”
Those sentiments were echoed in a subsequent statement from the Carter Center: “President Carter has been working hard all week. He was dehydrated working in the hot sun and has been taken offsite for observation. He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building.”
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NBC News reported that the 39th POTUS was being treated at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg with his wife, Rosalynn Carter, by his side. The former first couple have been longtime advocates of Habitat for Humanity.
According to The Washington Post, they have built or restored nearly 4,000 homes all over the world since 1984. They touched down in Canada earlier this week in an effort to repair or construct at least 100 houses.
President Carter previously explained that Canada’s rising housing costs inspired him to lend his help to the United States’ northern neighbors. “Housing affordability in Canada is at an all-time low,” he said. “We are proud supporters of Habitat for Humanity and grateful to everyone who is joining us in our efforts to bring affordable housing to families across the country.”