Former US President Carter discharged from Canadian hospital

Jimmy Carter

Former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for more than 30 years. Neither group said whether Carter would be hospitalized overnight. Carter was treated for dehydration while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

He had experienced dehydration and was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital for treatment as a precaution, according to a statement from the Carter Center, which is based in Atlanta.

Sandy Hopkins, chief executive of the Manitoba chapter of Habitat for Humanity, said earlier this week that Carter wanted to return to the city because of Habitat's commitment to provide 40 per cent of the latest homes to Indigenous people.

Before leaving the build site in an escorted ambulance Thursday, Carter passed on a message to the other workers and volunteers, telling them to "stay hydrated and to keep building".

Canada's Global News reported the former president said "I'm tired" and sat down before he was taken to the hospital.

The Carters have made Habitat for Humanity a centerpiece of their post-White House charitable endeavors.

Carter had joined Habitat as the organization builds 150 homes for people in need in Canada to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary.

"President Carter has been working hard all week". "He and Mrs. Carter extend their appreciation for the many well-wishes he received worldwide".

Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson for George W. Bush released a statement: "God Bless him, and we hope he is fine".

"Thinking of Jimmy Carter today".