"That's what habitat was about: Teaching the community how to take care of themselves, it was all a process of teaching."
Otto Preus first came to the Mississippi Delta when his wife moved to the area for a job. He became involved with Habitat for Humanity in 1984, when Butch East, a Methodist minister brought awareness to Habitat, and Otto Preus gladly took the opportunity. He then became a leader and a board member of Habitat For Humanity. Otto Preus also worked at True Value, a local hardware store where many of the construction workers bought their supplies, and became friends with many of the Uni High students, including David and Abby Warfel. Though he no longer works with Habitat for Humanity, he still supports its vision and cause, and helps at True Value whenever he came.