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Norfolk carpenters fundraising for trip to rebuild homes in Bahamas

Norfolk carpenters fundraising for trip to rebuild homes in Bahamas


(ANITA) NEW TONIGHT – LENDING A HELPING HAND TO THE BAHAMAS. THAT’S THE GOAL FOR A GROUP OF WORKERS FROM NORFOLK FOLLOWING THE DEVASTATION LEFT BEHIND FROM HURRICANE DORIAN. (TOM) AND THEY NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THERE. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S GEENA AREVALO TELLS US WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO…GEENA? (GEENA) TOM AND ANITA, THE HEAD OF A LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY HAS STARTED A FUNDRAISER TO GET THE AND HEAD OUT TO THE BAHAMAS TO HELP WITH THE REBUILDING PROCESS. (GEENA) NEARLY TWO WEEKS AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN SLAMMED THE BAHAMAS, THE PEOPLE OF THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND ARE STILL FRESH ON THE MINDS OF THE TEAM AT NTP CONSTRUCTION. CARLO CATTANEO/NTP CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEE ITS HORRIBLE, ITS ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW THEY FEEL OVER THERE NICHOLAS PADGETT/OWNER, NTP CONSTRUCTION WE WERE JUST WATCHING IT AND MADE THE DECISION THAT WE NEED TO GET IN THERE TO HELP.” NICHOLAS PADGETT OWNS THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AND HAS BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS. NOW HE WANTS TO TAKE HIS EXPERIENCE AND A GROUP OF SEASONED CARPENTERS TO HELP RESTORE THE BAHAMAS. NICK SAYS HE FELT COMPELLED TO DO SOMETHING AFTER SEEING THE AFTERMATH OF THE STORM. WE’VE BEEN BLESSED HERE WITH A GOOD LIVELIHOOD AND WE’VE BEEN BLESSED WITH WORK WE’RE GONNA GO IN THERE AND GIVE IT OUR BEST SHOT AND TRY IF WE CAN” NICK AND 6 OTHER WORKERS PLAN TO MAKE THE ISLAND THEIR TEMPORARY HOME AS THEY BUILD NEW ONES FOR THOSE WHO LOST EVERYTHING. “WE’VE DONE SEVERAL JOBS OFF SHORE, WITH NO POWER, NO WATER WE’VE GOT FRIENDS THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF THE HOMESTEAD AND WE’RE GONNA BASICALLY PICK UP THE COMPANY AND GO THE GROUP IS FUNDRAISING WITH A GOAL OF $250,000. THE MONEY WILL FUND A FEW MONTHS OF WORK AND WILL HELP WITH SHIPPING A FORKLIFT, TOOLS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT TO GET THE JOB DONE. THEYRE HOPING TO HEAD OUT CLOSE TO THE NEW YEAR. LIKE MY BOSS SAID, WE’VE BEEN BLESSED WITH WORK SO IT’D BE NICE TO GO HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE WE’RE JUST LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO DONATE AND HELP THE FUNDRAISER IS ON FACEBOOK AND HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM. NICK SAYS HIS COMPANY IS ALSO LOOKING FOR SPONSORS. IF YOUD LIKE TO HELP WE’LL HAVE A LINK TO THE FUNDRAISER AND CONTACT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE AT WAVY.COM GEENA AREVALO 10 ON YOUR SIDE


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