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ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 15: Former United States President Jimmy Carter speaks at 'The Board of Directors of the Canadian American Business Council Presents A Converation With Jimmy Carter and Joe Clark' at The Carter Center on June 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Canadian American Business Council)

ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration in Canada, where he’s helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity said in a statement that the 92-year-old Carter was “dehydrated working in the hot sun” at a build site in Winnipeg on Thursday. Carter told Habitat officials he is OK, and encouraged volunteers to keep building.

Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are in the middle of a weeklong project building houses in various Canadian cities.

News outlets report that firefighters and paramedics arrived at the build site. CBC News reports that Carter was taken to a hospital.

This week’s build is the 34th time the Carters have volunteered to build houses for the Atlanta-based charity.