Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity joins the world in mourning the death of former first lady, Rosalynn Carter.
Rosalynn Carter, along with former President Jimmy Carter, have served as Habitat for Humanity’s most famous volunteers over the 35 years they helped to build affordable housing with the organization.
Rosalynn Carter helped change the lives of thousands of homeowners, empowered countless women, and inspired millions of people.
“Mrs. Carter encouraged us to do what we can to lend a hand,” said David Mullin, CEO of Green Mountain Habitat. “Over the years, she has blessed us with her compassion for serving others and a commitment to improving housing conditions. She led by example with a sense of service. We mourn her passing, but we will celebrate the bright shining example she has been and will continue to be for us.”
Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside more than 104,000 volunteers across the U.S. and in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair 4,390 homes. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has served more than 46 million people worldwide.
Rosalynn was dedicated to changing the world, and she was deeply involved with the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
“It’s being able to help people, but it’s also being in a place where everybody wants to do something good. That’s what faith means to me,” she said.
In 2016, Habitat named President and Mrs. Carter as the inaugural Habitat Humanitarians for their extraordinary dedication to service in alignment with Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
To view a slideshow of her work throughout the years, visit Habitat for Humanity’s article.
About Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that partners with financial donors, local families, and volunteers to build and sell affordable homes in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Habitat homebuyers help build their homes alongside community volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Since its founding in 1984, the affiliate has built over 115 homes in the region and operates three Habitat ReStores, located in Williston, Milton, and Swanton. To learn more, visit vermonthabitat.org.
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand-up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.