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Thu November 22, 2007
"Thanks" and "Giving" With Murrie & Teresa Lee
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – Wilmington residents Teresa Murrie Lee are once again serving up Thanksgiving dinner to the scores of volunteers in Biloxi, Mississippi who continue the clean up work from Hurricane Katrina.
WHQR first caught up with Murrie and Teresa Lee in August of 2006. By then they had logged nearly a dozen trips to Biloxi -cleaning debris from demolished homes, helping residents with every day chores, and cooking for hundreds of volunteers.
First United Methodist Church in Biloxi served as home base. But the church is moving and closing up its recovery mission.
Now on one of his last trips to the church, Murrie Lee says he is thankful for what his time spent helping others.
And it's just been a deepening sense of service for others for me. I've grown, I've grown a lot and it has really been a wonderful thing for us, and for our family to know that we've been able to help some people who really were in need.
Lee says between 200 and 300 people have new or rebuilt homes thanks to the recovery effort based out of First United Methodist Church. He says two more homes are all that's left before the church pulls up stakes and moves inland.