DENVER (CBS4)– A new housing project in Denver is getting a boost from former President Jimmy Carter. Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity are building new homes in Globeville.

“We are building 11 new townhomes,” said Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver spokeswoman Heather Lafferty.

The 11 town homes being built are in three different stages.

“We are so honored to have President and Mrs. Carter here in Denver to help change this community,” said Lafferty.

The Carters will be at the project in Globeville in October as part of their “Carter Work Project.” Denver is only one of four cities selected.

“Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have partnered with Habitat for 30 years spending a week a year building somewhere in the world. We’re so excited to be hosting them this year,” said Lafferty.

Angel Meza and her daughter Rebecca will help the Carters as well as hundreds of other volunteers construct three town homes in just five days.

“It’s a lifetime experience. It’ll be amazing meeting the Carters and celebrating with them,” said Meza. “I’m out here every Saturday working with hundreds of volunteers.”

“We anticipate that this is something that everyone participating in this project will remember for the rest of their lives,” said Lafferty.

The week-long Carter Work Project kicks off in Globeville on Oct. 6. The Carters will make an appearance on Oct. 9.


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