From a PR email:
I’m writing to let you know that President and Mrs. Carter will join 500 volunteers and future homeowners to build 100 homes in Haiti during the week-long Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project November 5-12.
The Carters, along with Habitat for Humanity, are committed to rehabilitating and providing safe, accessible housing for displaced victims of the January 2010 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island nation of Haiti and was considered to be centered in the city of Léogâne, Haiti. This year, the event has several corporate supporters including Delta, ArcelorMittal Foundation, Cossette Communications, Inc. and The Dow Chemical Company.
Please let me know if you would like more information about the Carter Work Project, speaking with a Habitat for Humanity representative, or receiving photos or stories from the build week. I can also make available volunteers from the supporting corporations about their volunteer experience and the organizations’ support of the project.
We don\’t in fact need or want ex-presidents buliding houses for poor people. This is an insane waste of the earning capacity of an ex-President.
Seriously, who needs the physical labour of an 80 (ish) man rather than the ability of an ex-President to raise money?
Worse, much worse, is this idea that foreigners should come in and build housing for the poor darkies. Bugger that, we need DarkieLand to provide the incentives for Darkies to build houses.
Yes, that\’s possibly racist. But the racism is in insisting that only Whitey can help, when in fact is the system that oppresses not-Whitey at fault. You know, domestic Haitian politics?