Jimmy Carter is back building houses for poor people less than 24-hours after collapsing

After giving everyone a scare this Thursday, former president Jimmy Carter is back on the job building houses for the less fortunate after he collapsed from dehydration.

After collapsing in 90-plus heat while working on a building site for Habitat for Humanity in Winipeg, Canada, Carter was hospitalized and treated for dehydration. But according to the Associated Press, Carter, who is 92, was back at the site Friday morning.

A smiling Carter showed up in blue jeans and a work shirt to the site in the St. James neighborhood of Winnipeg, where hundreds of Habitat for Humanity volunteers joined the former president and his wife, Rosalynn, to build 25 homes.

From Monday to Wednesday, Carter and his wife Rosalyn were in Edmonton where Habitat is building 75 homes before traveling to Winnipeg on Thursday.

“He and Mrs. Carter extend their appreciation for the many well-wishes he received worldwide,” a spokesperson for the Carters said.

Reports say Carter was working for about 90 minutes Thursday morning before he started to feel ill, prompting Secret Service agents to take him to his motorcade where he was treated by paramedics who then transported him to the hospital.

The AP reports that this is the 34th time the Carters have pitched in on Habitat projects.

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