SHELBY, NC (WBTV) - When Eddie and Martha Williams got the call, they answered. They are part of the NC Baptist Men's Association Mission Team. They were the first team to South Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. They were the last team to leave 3 years later.
"As work progressed, as we started to help those in need. You started seeing smiles, " said Eddie Williams.
The smiles are what kept them there for so many months. Its what kept the team building and re-building home after home after home, 700 homes.
The husband and wife team has now moved on to Shelby where they're building a massive housing facility that will hold 200 volunteers. The group will send teams out all over the county and beyond to help fix homes and mend broken spirits.
The pair both agrees that seeing destruction turned into a blessing will change a person. It changed them into two people, much better than before.