Thank you FEMA volunteers!

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LOCAL resident Mengrang Haruo says she is very grateful to the FEMA volunteers — men and women — who came to her house to fix her windows which were destroyed by Typhoon Yutu in Oct. 2018.

The volunteers said they were on island for two weeks. They were intrigued by the tropical plants, especially the papaya trees that could be seen outside homes.

Mengrang Haruo, second right, and the writer, fourth right, pose for a photo with FEMA volunteers.  Contributed photo

Ms. Haruo offered ripe papayas to the volunteers.

Four of them were from Colorado, four from Mississippi, and one from California.

The women volunteers impressed Ms. Haruo who said: “This is my first time seeing female construction workers!”

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