About 800,000 federal workers haven’t seen a paycheck since December 22, and one organization is hoping to relieve some of their stress by collecting donations. Donations of free beer, that is.
PayItFurloughed.com allows people to buy a beer for a furloughed worker in the Washington, D.C. area. “Beer makes everything better, so we’re buying local craft brews for federal employees impacted by the government shutdown,” the website reads.
Those who would like to donate to can buy one beer at $7.50 or a full six-pack for $45 from one of four participating bars in Washington, D.C.
Any federal employee or contractor over the age of 21 can visit the bar (places listed on the website) with their ID and receive a free beer. Almost 3,000 beers have been bought by donors so far, though the site says only 580 have been claimed, as of Friday morning.
Furloughed workers in D.C. are invited to claim one of the remaining free beers.
For the hundreds of thousands of workers who need more practical support during the shutdown, there are several legitimate charities working to help those in need, CLICK HERE to find them on our Mix Survival page.