COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - (Scroll down to the bottom for the list)
Monday marks another week for hundreds of thousands of federal employees living without paychecks as the government shutdown drags on.
A number of Colorado Springs and Pueblo-area businesses are finding ways to make life a little easier for customers impacted by the longest shutdown in U.S. history.
The latest to join the list is McDivitt Law Firm, who announced Monday that they would be offering $40 King Soopers gift cards for people affected by the shutdown.
Gift cards will be available Jan. 22 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at McDivitt's three locations:
19 E. Cimarron St.
409 N. Grand Ave.
14261 E. 4th Ave., Suite 300
Those eligible for a gift card must bring a valid federal ID with them.
OTHER BUSINESSES OFFERING HELP TO FEDERAL EMPLOYEES IMPACTED BY THE SHUTDOWN
- Poor Richard's is offering free meals to federal employees affected by the government shutdown. Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman, who owns the restaurant, says the offer is good for every week that the stalemate over border security between Congress and President Trump continues. More information can be found here.
- 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 a.m. - 1 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 email@example.com.