District employees support disaster relief efforts
Jessica Morales (left), Portland District project controller: From Oct. 10 – Nov. 8, I deployed to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands as part of the Blue Roof Mission. The mission was to take applications, measure roofs and provide the people of St. Thomas with a temporary blue tarp for their roofs to prevent more damage to their homes. What surprised me the most was that the people were so happy regardless of their situation. Their roofs had been blown off, their homes were inundated with mold and sometimes you couldn't even drive to a house because there were power lines and transformers along with other debris in the road; however, they were happy. I'm glad I was given the opportunity to go out and help; if asked, I would definitely do it again.

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