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Volunteers help rebuild Virgin Islands after Hurricane Marilyn

Visitors arriving by cruise ship might remark how pretty the many blue roofs nestled in the lush green hills of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands look. Yet most visitors leave the island without noticing that the roofs are made of blue tarp.

About 85 percent of the buildings on St. Thomas sustained damage Sept. 15 when Hurricane Marilyn hovered over the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John for eight hours.

But those tarps are disappearing thanks to volunteer organizations such as Lutheran Disaster Response.


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