Speech to Text for Builders Impacted by Camp Fire Invited to Tool Replacement Giveaway
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earlier in the week, action news now told you how the construction industry is facing a shortage of skilled workers to handle the anticipated "rebuild". some contractors who could do that work - lost the means to do so. boxes hayley watts is live in chico with details on a program to help those individuals... reporter live good morning -- it's day one of a big event - the valley cantrctors exchange is offering immediate help - hosting a tool replacement program, today and saturday, for people who lost equipment in the camp fire. take a look -- all of these supplies are available for contractors and trades people who lost their tools in the recent wildfires. you can see -- we have tape measures, work gloves, power tools, tool kits, safety equipment, fasteners and much one local cotractor who's entire business burned down in the camp fire... told me just how much this event will help people like him. sot full i lost a tremendous amount of stuff - generators, it just goes on and on down the list, mayne 60-70k in tools, so... fema actually denied me they said i had no collateral because the buiness burned down, so i had no collateral for their loan" ### vo blanton got away with a few work trucks -- but everything else needs to be replaced, so that when they get the green light to rebuild in paradise, they can get to work. this is at no cost to construction industry victims of the wildfires. if you want to come out, remember you must be employed in construction and will need to show a fema case number, sba disaster number, your contractors license number and your id. it starts today at 11 am to 6 pm and tomorrow from 9 am to 3 pm. reporter live we'll hear more about the long term impacts of getting contractors back on their feet, coming up.### julia julia