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Posted: July 14, 2017

Jimmy Carter back on Habitat build site after dehydration scare


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Jimmy Carter back on Habitat build site after dehydration scare
Former President Jimmy Carter helps build homes for Habitat for Humanity in Edmonton Alberta, Tuesday July 11, 2017. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

By Jill Vejnoska, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WINNIPEG, Canada —

Well, that didn’t take long.

Proving you can’t keep a good man -- or a dehydrated one -- down for long, former President Jimmy Carter returned to a Habitat for Humanity building site in Winnipeg Friday morning, one day after being hospitalized for dehydration.

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Habitat for Humanity broke the news with a tweet posted at 9:01 a.m.

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“President Jimmy Carter has arrived at the build site to start the final day of the 2017 #HabitatCWP in Canada,” the tweet said. It showed the 92-year-old Plains resident smiling at hard hat-wearing volunteers and Habitat workers as he arrived.

Even before Habitat made it official, someone on the site where houses are being built in Winnipeg reacted excitedly:

The Carter Center released a statement early Friday that said Carter had attended the 8 a.m. morning devotional held on the building site; it made no mention of whether the devoted Habitat volunteer would be back manning his circular saw today, the fifth and final day of the 34th Habitat for Humanity Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

“President Carter became dehydrated the morning of Thursday, July 13, during the build. As a precaution, he was transported to St. Boniface General Hospital for rehydration,” the statement explained. “He and Mrs. Carter extend their appreciation for the many well-wishes he received worldwide.”


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