"Habitat for Humanity is the best way I've found in my life to put my Christian faith into action", President Carter told volunteers Thursday, according to a tweet from Reckford. CBC News reported that Carter was taken to a hospital.
President Carter collapsed after becoming dehydrated.
"President Carter told us he was ok, and he is being taken off-site for observation".
"He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building", the spokesperson said. The global human rights group The Elders said in a statement Wednesday, May 25, 2016, that former President Carter is stepping away from his front-line role as a member of the organization.
The former president's motorcade was seen passing by Portage and Main on the way to the St. Boniface Hospital. The couple, married more than seventy years, was planning to help with the Winnipeg build on Thursday and Friday.
In recent years, Carter battled a deadly form of melanoma, discovered during surgery to remove a mass on his liver. "Mrs Carter is with him", the statement said.
"I went to their (doctors) office this week and they didn't find any cancer at all", Carter said.