South Korean Actor Lee Seo-jin Helps Build Homes And Awareness With Habitat For Humanity During The

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South Korean Actor Lee Seo-jin Helps Build Homes and Awareness With Habitat for Humanity During the

Annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project


CHIANG MAI, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    Korean actor Lee Seo-jin joined Habitat for Humanity's annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in

Chiang Mai.


    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091116/CL11591 )

    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050501/NYSU020LOGO )


    Lee Seo-jin worked alongside volunteers to help build and repair homes in partnership with low-income families

in need of decent housing. Habitat's Carter Work Project is an intensive week-long build that takes place in a

different city around the world each year. Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter and

his wife Rosalynn are leading the annual Habitat for Humanity build in five Asian countries, Nov. 15-20.


    Lee Seo-jin, who is building in Thailand, is one of nearly 3,000 volunteers from around the world who will spend

the week building and repairing 166 homes. The volunteers will be working in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cambodia

and Laos - all countries along the Mekong River.


    Seo-jin began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Korea in 2006 and has been an important supporter of

Habitat's work in Korea. In addition to personally donating to Habitat, in 2008 Seo-jin fronted the "Build with Lee

Seo-jin" campaign which attracted 200 volunteers. He has volunteered on numerous Habitat build sites and has

been named a Habitat goodwill ambassador for all of his work with the organization.


    Habitat's Carter Work Project is an annual, internationally-recognized week of building that brings attention to the

need for simple, decent and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. President and Mrs. Carter

have faithfully given one week of their time each year since 1984 to help build Habitat homes and raise awareness

about the need for simple, decent housing. The Carter Work Project has been held in India, Korea, The Philippines,

Mexico, South Africa, Hungary and throughout the United States.


    About Habitat for Humanity International

    Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people

dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than

300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For

more information, visit www.habitat.org.



SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.


    CONTACT: Duane Bates, 

                       Habitat for Humanity, 

                       +1-404-733-3079, 

                       dbates@habitat.org



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