FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - As a carpenter, Josh Hale is used to working with his hands, but lately they're often wrapped around a remote.
"I wanted my voice to be heard," Josh says. "I was tired of yelling at the TV."
So Josh decided to put his hands to good use and started a Twitter account to voice his frustration about how he and his wife Laura were furloughed from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base because of the government shutdown.
His tweets were discovered by NBC Nightly News, which shared his story with the nation.
Josh and his wife Laura are proud of their work at the base. The two even met there.
But now the furloughs have left them wondering how they're going to support their five girls ages 7 months to 12-years-old.
"We have a mortgage," Josh says. "We have car payments. All the responsibilities everyone has and we have no income coming in."
Since their story aired on NBC Nightly News the Hales say a couple of people have reached out with offers of help.
They say they feel guilty about accepting any assistance knowing their co-workers are in a similar situation, but they have their daughters to think about.
"If it's only a couple days, great," Josh says. "But it could go on for weeks and we have no idea what we're going to do if it does."
Josh just wants lawmakers to put their hands to good use and sign off on a deal.
"I would ask that our elected officials fix this," Josh says.
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