The Clarion-Ledger, 5/5/8

Sixteen-year-old Trevon Skinner takes a break from pounding nails into a new Gulf Coast home and waves the hammer over his head during a big stretch, unaware that his work is about to get a powerful helping hand from a former president.

Skinner is among a band of youths building homes on the hurricane-devastated Coast for a Habitat for Humanity project led by former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. The Carters, in their 25th year of building with the nonprofit organization, will help volunteers about 20 Habitat affiliates May 11-16 at construction sites in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.