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GoFundMe Starts Relief Campaign to Help Federal Workers

gofundme has launched a relief campaign for government workers

Employees from the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection and their families waited in line for about an hour for groceries from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Antioch Baptist Church. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

By    |   Sunday, 20 January 2019 10:32 PM

GoFundMe has launched a relief campaign to aid federal workers who have not received their salary during the ongoing government shutdown, The Hill reported on Sunday.

Rob Solomon, the crowdfunding website's CEO, announced the start of the Government Shutdown Direct Relief Fund in a statement, saying that donations would be "distributed to several nonprofit organizations across the country offering direct assistance to government workers."

He stressed that "these nonprofits are doing important work, providing hot meals, necessary counseling, and housing relief," adding that the campaign was launched with author Deepak Chopra. 

Solomon said that it makes no sense that "employees of the most powerful nation in the world are being forced to work without pay and line up at diaper or food banks.”

By Sunday night the fund had already raised more than $80,000. Some 800,000 federal workers have been impacted by the shutdown.

Already the longest in the nation’s history, the shutdown started on December 22 after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a deal on a new Congressional spending bill.

President Donald Trump last week signed a bill guaranteeing that the government employees will receive back pay, but the shutdown has made it difficult for many federal workers to pay bills that are due now. 

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GoFundMe has launched a relief campaign to aid federal workers who have not received their salary during the ongoing government shutdown, The Hill reported on Sunday.
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