Shutdown Story

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Raised by 408 people in 24 days
Created December 27, 2018
Being a contracted government worker, I’m losing pay every day that this government shutdown continues.  I’ve taken on extra shifts at my 2nd job but it isn’t going to pay rent and all my bills.  Being a single mom, I’m in panic mode right now. If you’d like to help, any donations are appreciated.
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Update 5
Posted by Julie Burr
15 days ago
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Thank you to those who have donated. To those who have posted disparaging comments, I am sorry your lives are so bad that you have to be that way. I am a contracted worker, employed by a third party, and as long as the office I work for is closed I cannot go to work. As for the comment about making my children's father pay, well he would if he were here. But in June 2018 he passed away of a sudden heart attack one week prior to his 52nd birthday. The pain of losing his is still very raw to my kids and so I hadn't mentioned that in any updates or news stories. But now you know. Again I appreciate everyone who has donated or send encouraging messages. Let's hope this ends soon so that life can get back to normal for us. ~Julie
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Update 4
Posted by Julie Burr
15 days ago
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I feel like I need to make this clear. I am a contract worker with the government. This means if Federal workers are approved for backpay or even if they file a class action lawsuit as one commenter talked about previously happening, I am NOT included in that group. I am employed by a third party in a government office. As long as that office is closed down, I am not allowed to go to work. So, I will get nothing for these missed days of work. This is why I started this campaign. This helps my family make it through this shutdown. I appreciate each and every donation that comes in!! THANK YOU!
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Update 3
Posted by Julie Burr
15 days ago
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I am overwhelmed by the donations and wonderful feedback from people all over the world. We are all hopeful that this shutdown will end soon! I just want to get back to earning my paycheck and get life back to normal again. I know there are many in my situation or worse. I appreciate everyone who has shared my story as well as others.
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Update 2
Posted by Julie Burr
18 days ago
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The feedback and donations have been so terrific. This shows that people helping people is what makes up this wonderful world. I am hoping that today something will happen and the government will open again. I am eager to get back to work and life back to normal. Thank you to all that have donated or commented. Your help is much appreciated!
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