Jimmy Carter returns to work site after leaving hospital


Representatives for Carter and Habitat for Humanity said on Thursday that the 92-year-old became dehydrated while volunteering at a home-building project in Winnipeg and was taken to the hospital for rehydration as a precaution.

"They attended the daily morning devotional at 8 a.m. kicking off the last day of Habitat's 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project", a statement on the Habitat website read. Carter, with his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, left St. Boniface General Hospital on Friday morning and went directly to Lyle Street.

Sandy Hopkins, chief executive of the Manitoba chapter of Habitat for Humanity, said earlier this week that Carter wanted to return to the city because of Habitat's commitment to provide 40 per cent of the latest homes to Indigenous people.

He added, "He has asked us to continue with our day".

He has been an active promoter of the organization and led building trips around the world.

A Democrat who served in the White House from January 1977 to January 1981, Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work.

"President Carter has been working hard all week".

"Habitat for Humanity is the best way I've found in my life to put my Christian faith into action", President Carter told volunteers Thursday, according to a tweet from Reckford.

And President Bill Clinton wished him a "speedy recovery" in a Thursday evening tweet.