MORE HELP FOR FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES

If you are one of the people living without a paycheck, our hearts go out to you.  Remember you will get paid, and here's to hoping this thing ends SOON, in the meantime, there are several places in Southern Colorado that are offering help.. 

BUSINESSES OFFERING HELP TO FEDERAL EMPLOYEES IMPACTED BY THE SHUTDOWN

- The organization "My Neighbor's Cupboard" in Penrose is offering food assistance as long as people provide their Federal ID. That's open Wednesday 4-6 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. along 409 Broadway.

- Happy Cats Haven in Colorado Springs is offering free cat food Jan. 8 - Jan 15, 11 a.m. to noon.

- Pikes Peak United Way is also offering help to people who need it during the shutdown. Just dial 211.

- Customers who have cell phone or internet service through AT&T can take advantage of flexible payment options. AT&T says it is waiving late fees and providing revised payment schedules to those affected by the shutdown. DIRECTV customers can CLICK HERE.

- Verizon is waiving all late fees and agent assist fees for federal employees who use Promise to Pay and are directly impacted by the shutdown for the duration of the government shutdown. More info can be found

- The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and Buell Children's Museum is offering free admission for furloughed employees (plus guests). Offer good through Jan. 31. Children's Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays.

-Poor Richards offering free lunch with proper ID 

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