Former US President Carter discharged from Canadian hospital

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter was discharged from a Winnipeg hospital Friday morning after becoming dehydrated while working on a Habitat for Humanity project, the Carter Center said.

"Habitat for Humanity is the best way I've found in my life to put my Christian faith into action", President Carter told volunteers Thursday, according to a tweet from Reckford.

Carter - the USA president from 1977 to 1981 - and Rosalynn are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity and are helping the not-for-profit organization with a blitz build of 25 homes in the city. "He sat down there and his secret security were there as well".

The Carter Center released a statement early Friday that said Carter had attended the 8 a.m. morning devotional held on the building site; it made no mention of whether the devoted Habitat volunteer would be back manning his circular saw today, the fifth and final day of the 34th Habitat for Humanity Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

Habitat for Humanity executives said on Thursday that Carter had advised them he was feeling fine and he wanted everyone to keep building the homes, which are intended for lower-income families. The Carter Center said he was taken to the hospital as a precaution and Rosalynn Carter was with him.

It was not immediately known how long Carter would remain in hospital, but his condition does not appear to be serious.

In this January 27, 2017 photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks in Phoenix.

Photos showed the former president in jeans, long-sleeved shirt and red hard hat using a hand drill at the work site. The former president underwent surgery in 2015 to remove a tumor in his liver, after which doctors found spots of melanoma on his brain, for which he was treated.

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