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Tuesday, 15 June 2021

As building supplies prices rise, a local nonprofit is feeling the effects

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As building supplies prices rise, a local nonprofit is feeling the effects
As building supplies prices rise, a local nonprofit is feeling the effects

PRICES CONTINUE TORISE FOR SO MANYPRODUCTS - IMPACTINGPEOPLE ACROSS THEBOARD...OVER THE PAST FEWMONTHS -- THE PRICEOF LUMBER HASSKYROCKETED.AS 25 NEWS REPORTERPAIGE ELLENBERGERPOINTS OUT-- IT'SAFFECTINGEVERYONE.

EVEN THEONES WITH FOUR LEGS.LLIVE--SOME FOLKS ARE STILLRECOUPING AFTER THETEXAS TUNDRA WE FACED INFEBRUARY..

HOWEVER WITHBUILDING SUPPLIES NEARLYTRIPLING IN PRICE..

IT MAYBE EASIER SAID THAN DONE.TRACK1SHELBY MICHALEWICZHEART DROPPED IN THEISLE OF LOWES WHENSHE SAW THE PRICE ITWOULD COST FOR ASINGLE PIECE OFPLYWOOD.NO L3 SOT: SHELBYMICHALEWICZ,FOUNDER/ PRESIDENT,TINY HOOVES RESCUEAND PETTING ZOO"ALL I LEFT WITH WAS ABROKEN HEART.

YEAH,NO, WE, I COULDN'TAFFORD TO GETANYTHING THAT DAY."TRACK2WITH DOZENS OFRESCUED ANIMALSLIVING ON HER FARM.KEEPING UP WITHSHELTERS ANDSTRUCTURES ISPRICY.ESPECIALLY SINCESOME OF HER ANIMALS'HOMES WERE DAMAGEDDURING THE WINTERSTORM.SOT: SHELBYMICHALEWICZ,FOUNDER/ PRESIDENT,TINY HOOVES RESCUEAND PETTING ZOO"WANTING TO BE ABLE TOGET THESE PROJECTSCOMPLETED FOR THEANIMALS FOR THEM TO LIVEHAPPY, HEALTHY, THRIVINGLIVES.

IT WAS DEVASTATING.AND IT REALLY LED ME TOTEARS WHEN I WAS LEAVINGTHE STORE."TRACK3THE PRICE FOR LUMBIS AT AN ALL-TIMEHIGH.

SKYROCKETINGWELL OVER TWOHUNDRED AND 50PERCENT SINCE THEPANDEMIC.SOT: ALPHONSODOMINGUEZ, OWNER,TEXICAN LUMBER CO."WE GOT LOCKED DOWN,AND THEN PEOPLE WERE ATHOME AND HE COULDN'T GOTO WORK.

SO THEY NEEDTHEY ALL DO THE LITTLEPROJECTS, THEHONEYDEWS""AND THEN THATINITIALLY CAUSED THELUMBER SHORTAGE."TRACK4AND THERE'S NO SIGNSOF IT SLOWING DOWNANYTIME SOON.SOT: DOMINGUEZ"THAT'S WHAT THELUMBER PRICES CANREALLY TELL US RIGHTNOW, BY THEM GOINGUP, IT'S GONNA AFFECTEVERYTHING"TRACK5WHICH CAN BE LIFECHANGING FOR SOMEFOLKS...SOT: MICHALEWICZ"I REALLY DON'T THINKTHAT GOD WOULD EVERPUT ME IN THESITUATION WHERE I HADTO CLOSE MY DOORS.BUT IF IT COMES TOTHAT, AND I JUSTGENUINELY CAN'TAFFORD IT ANYMORE,AS MUCH AS IT WOULDTRULY BREAK MYHEART.

IT MAY HAVE TOCOME TO THAT."LLIVE--TINY HOOVES RESCUE ANDPETTING ZOO RUNS OFF OF AVOLUNTEER BASIS AND HASFUNDRAISERS THROUGHOUTTHE YEAR TO HELP FUNDPROJECTS LIKEREFURBISHING THE CHICKENCOOP.

IN TEMPLE.

PAIGEELLENBERGER.

25 NEWS.PAIGE - THANK YO

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