Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, after collapsing, has been hospitalized for dehydration in Canada.
President Carter had traveled to Winnipeg for a Habitat for Humanity project.
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A Habitat volunteer saw President Carter, 92, collapse. This triggered a mad rush of firefighters and paramedics to help the former President. An ambulance transported him to the hospital.
It was a precaution, taking the former President to St. Boniface General Hospital for rehydration. And Habitat for Humanity has since released a statement that the President is now feeling fine.
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According to Fox News, The Carter Center released the following statement:
“President Carter has been working hard all week. He was dehydrated working in the hot sun and has been taken offsite for observation. He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building. Any further updates will come from The Carter Center. He has asked us to continue with our day, so let’s talk about why we are here. I will turn it to Sandy Hopkins, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba to kick us off.”
The former President has been supporting Habitat for Humanity for many years. He and his wife are helping the organization with a build project in Winnipeg.
Each year, he, together with his wife Rosalynn, lead a large building event, which in turn attracts thousands of volunteers. The event typically takes place in the USA one year and somewhere overseas the next.
Ever since 1984, Carter has donated one week of his time once a year for Habitat for Humanity. He does more than just oversee the projects, however; the former President rolls up his sleeves and physically helps with the building process.