Awesome Resources for Furloughed Workers
On Jan. 25, 2019, auto insurance company GEICO donated $75,000 to support programs helping workers impacted by the partial government shutdown. The donations are being distributed to the Washington, D.C.-based Capital Area Food Bank and the FEEA fund, also known as the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund.
The food bank plans to use the money to serve 125,000 meals to impacted furloughed workers across D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Meanwhile, the FEEA plans to provide microgrants to some of the lowest income federal employees who are furloughed or working in excepted status. The grants will be available nationwide, and for those who have already taken out loans or have payments due to GEICO, the company is offering alternative payment schedules and deferred payments. But they are far from the only company offering such perks to those who have been without pay for more than a month.