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Safeway and Albertsons Offer Discounts for Federal Workers

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Originally posted on KDRV

"We are happy to be able to help the many families impacted financially during the shutdown," said Greg McNiff, President of Oregon and Southwest Washington Safeway and Albertsons.

Tyson Foods to Deliver 85 Tons of Food – More Than 685,000 Meals – to Help Federal Workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) plans to donate more than 85 tons of food – or more than 685,000 meals – to the Washington, D.C. area to help those in need, including federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Social service agencies are experiencing increased demand for assistance in the weeks after the government shutdown, so the company is making deliveries to a food bank, a community kitchen and a non-profit group that supports military service members and their families.

Consumers Energy Offers Assistance for Federal Employees in Michigan Impacted by Government Shutdown

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JACKSON, Mich., January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is committed to helping Michigan residents stay safe and warm this winter which includes assisting federal government employees in Michigan who are affected by the ongoing shutdown. The company is encouraging customers who face hardship due to this ongoing shutdown to contact Consumers Energy immediately for assistance – which may include flexible payment arrangements or extensions that provide more time to pay a bill.

Walmart Commits Funds to Feeding America, the Coast Guard Foundation and the United Way to Assist Those Affected by the Government Shutdown

Support will go to programs addressing critical needs
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has committed $300,000 to support Feeding America’s Shutdown Response Fund, the United Way’s United for U.S. Fund and the Coast Guard Foundation, providing much-needed assistance to each of these organizations that are all experiencing an increase in demand for their services, particularly in areas hardest hit by the government shutdown.

Baltimore Humane Society & Safeway Supermarkets Partner to Help Federal Workers

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Baltimore Humane Society and Safeway have partnered to help federal employees during the government shutdown. To help employees without paychecks who are struggling to make ends meet. Baltimore Humane Society through its Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank, will be distributing dog and cat food donated by Safeway.

Shutdown’s Economic Impact Is a Forceful Reminder of Why Government Matters

By Andrew J. Hoffman and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick for The Conversation
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As the United States endures the longest shutdown in its history, Americans are getting a taste of life without government.

The absence of some services are clearly visible, such as a buildup of trash at national parks or longer lines at airport security checkpoints. Others, like those felt primarily by businesses, are less noticeable but arguably more important, such as an inability to get a small business loan or limited service from the IRS, Securities and Exchange Commission and other key agencies.

Aflac Offers Premium Grace Period for Policyholders Employed by the Federal Government and Impacted by the Shutdown

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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it is offering a grace period for premium payments from policyholders employed by the Federal government who are not receiving pay during the government shutdown. This grace period will extend until payroll resumes for these government employees. Eligible policyholders may inquire about the grace period online at aflac.com or by calling 888.515.1941.

Ecocentricity Blog: This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

By John A. Lanier
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Politics aside, as many carry on daily activities in the wake of the government shutdown, many generous folks are out there being stewards of America's treasures on behalf of all of us. It hasn’t been a pretty job, and they're not being paid a dime to do it. They're doing it to preserve America's treasures for current generations and for tommorrow's generations as well.

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Politics aside, as many carry on daily activities in the wake of the government shutdown, many generous folks are out there being stewards of America's treasures on behalf of all of us. It hasn’t been a pretty job, and they're not being paid a dime to do it. They're doing it to preserve America's treasures for current generations and for tommorrow's generations as well.

Wells Fargo Supports Customers and Communities During Federal Government Shutdown

Fee reversals and waivers available to impacted Federal employees; $250,000 of support to United Way Worldwide for local communities
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/--During this historic Federal Government shutdown, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is offering relief to impacted customers and community members. Fee reversals and waivers are available to affected customers and, today, the company announced a donation of $250,000 to the United for U.S.

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