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Jimmy Carter 'encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building' after collapsing from dehydration

Former President Jimmy Carter, 92, is reportedly doing "fine" after collapsing from dehydration while constructing homes for Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg, Canada, The Washington Post reports. Although Carter was rushed to the hospital, where he is under observation, the former president "encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building," the Carter Center said in a statement.

Habitat for Humanity credits Carter — a melanoma survivor — and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, with having built or repaired nearly 4,000 homes with the organization worldwide. The couple was participating in an effort to build or repair 100 homes in Canada in four days when the former president collapsed. Jeva Lange