Tradesmen offer 'hand up' to out-of-work neighbors



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Trades which have kept working during the COVID-19 restriction include welders (pictured here at Fisher's Iron and Metal), home builders, electricians and plumbers due to being designated “essential businesses.” A local electrician called on his fellow tradesmen to give to a newly-launched Blue Collar Benevolence Fund to help those who have lost their jobs due to coronavirus restrictions.






By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, a tradesman who does work throughout the Highland Lakes began to notice a trend that prompted him to help others in the community.

“We haven't missed a lick because construction is good. I consider myself lucky,” said electrician Brad Jackson of Jackson Electric. “We're not getting further behind with our bills.”

Jackson and others in the construction-related industry were designated “essential business” during coronavirus restrictions. …

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