Former president Jimmy Carter treated for dehydration during Habitat build in Canada
ATLANTA (AP) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration in Canada, where he’s helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity said in a statement that the 92-year-old Carter was “dehydrated working in the hot sun” at a build site in Winnipeg on Thursday. Carter told Habitat officials he is okay, and encouraged volunteers to keep building.
Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are in the middle of a week-long project building houses in various Canadian cities.
News outlets report that firefighters and paramedics arrived at the build site. CBC News reports that Carter was taken to a hospital.
This week’s build is the 34th time the Carters have volunteered to build houses for the Atlanta-based charity.