It's officially day 27 of the government shutdown and for the first time in history, members of the U.S. Coast Guard missed getting a paycheck- there are over 3,000 active duty and reserve members stationed in the Pacific Northwest.
While they will still save lives and property, even without a paycheck, the NSO started a fundraiser to help local Coast Guard families affected by the shutdown.
Anyone who wants to help can click here and donate under the “Coast Guard Support” option.
Also, Seattle Humane is offering resources from its Pet Food Bank to federal government employees impacted by the Government shutdown,
“Seattle Humane's Pet Food Bank provides pet food assistance to low-income pet owners and families experiencing hardship,” Seattle Humane said in a news release.
Those interested in receiving support can visit one of the following locations:
- Fall City community food pantry -- 4326 337th Place SE Fall City, WA 98024 - Food Bank at St. Mary's -- 611 20th Ave. South Seattle, WA 98144 - Hopelink Bellevue -- 14812 Main street, Bellevue WA 98007 - Hopelink Carnation -- 31957 E Commercial St, Carnation, WA 98014- Issaquah Food Bank -- 179 1st Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98027- Kent Food bank -- 515 W Harrison Street Suite #107 Kent, WA 98032- Mt Si Food Bank -- 1550 Boalch Ave NW North Bend, WA 98045- North Helpline -- 12736 33rd Ave NE Seattle WA 98115- Preston Food Bank -- 31104 SE 86th St. Preston, WA 98050 - Rainier Valley Food Bank -- 4205 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118- Renewal Food Bank -- 15022 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98007- Snoqualmie Valley Food bank -- 122 E 3rd St North Bend, WA 98045- University District Food Bank -- 1413 NE 50th St Seattle, WA 98105- Urban Rest Stop -- 2014 NW 57th St Seattle, WA 98107- West Seattle Food Bank -- 3419 SW Morgan St Seattle, WA 98126
Those interested in donating pet food and other supplies should visit the shelter in Bellevue at 13212 SE Eastgate Way.
And lastly, if you need assistance from your local food bank, bring a photo ID and a piece of mail that shows you live in the area to your neighborhood food bank; there’s 27 food banks in Seattle
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