July 30 – September 21, 1986: Habitat for Humanity International hosts 10th-anniversary in Kansas City

Habitat for Humanity International hosts its 10th-anniversary celebration in Kansas City, a four-day event that begins when the participants in a 49-day,  1,000-mile walk that began in Americus, Georgia, where Habitat for Humanity began, arrive in Kansas City’s Barney Allis Plaza. One of the people who completed the entire journey was 14-year-old Reggie McMorris from Kansas City, whose family lived in one of the houses Habitat built in the Mount Hope neighborhood. Special guests during the celebration included former President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, Kansas Governor John Carlin, volunteers from 12 countries and Habitat for Humanity International co-founders Millard and Linda Fuller.