Workers say that six weeks is a long time to be away from their families, but bringing power back to the people of Puerto Rico is worth it.
One TECO Lineman, Michael Davis, said, “It’s just hard to imagine how long they have been without power. [We are]… going to help people who can’t help themselves. It is what we do.”
Another lineman, Ronald Wright explained why he volunteered to go on this trip, “It’s a feeling that we get that’s hard to explain you know? They get their power back and they are so grateful. It gives us the feeling that we accomplished something in life.”
Wright said, “It’s hard, but it’s rewarding. The hard part for me is leaving my granddaughter. She is my life.”
The linemen echoed Wright’s sentiment, saying it is extremely difficult to leave their families for six weeks, but helping the people who are suffering, is worth it.