government shutdown

January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Glass Discuss Shutdown Resources for County Residents

Rep. Jamie Raskin teamed up with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass on Facebook Live this morning to discuss resources for Montgomery County residents impacted by the federal government shutdown. Raskin said that he decided to take to social media to talk about resources for those hurting from the government shutdown because he’s been hearing directly […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Pet Store Chain Helps Furloughed Employees

The pet store Bark is offering free bags of pet food to furloughed employees and federal contractors hurt by the government shutdown. To receive a bag of pet food, show a government-issued ID to the cashier. Bark has locations in Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Clarksville. Show your government employee ID and get a free […]

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January 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Offers Assistance to Residents Struggling During Federal Shutdown

Delayed Payment Available on Some City Bills The City of Rockville announced assistance for Rockville residents who are furloughed and experiencing financial hardship. Struggling federal employees and contractors may be eligible for delayed payment, with no penalties, on certain city services, such as preschool and before and after-school care, water bills and animal registration fees. […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Opening #ChefsForFeds Relief Kitchen in D.C.

Chef José Andrés is continuing his pursuit of helping furloughed workers and contractors struggling from the federal government shutdown. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Andrés is opening a temporary relief kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the U.S. Navy Memorial, to feed struggling furloughed government workers and contractors. Andrés is opening the kitchen through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen. World […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Helping Furloughed Federal Workers

One of North Potomac’s youngest residents, Bella Berrellez, 11, has one of Montgomery County’s biggest hearts. Bella, a fifth-grade student, is devoted to helping furloughed federal workers struggling from the government shutdown. Bella became interested in helping furloughed workers because her mother, a Food and Drug Administration employee, is furloughed. Seeing her mother not receiving a paycheck inspired […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Provides Web Portal for Furloughed Federal Employees and Contractors

Montgomery County established a new web portal where federal employees and contractors who live in the County, and who are impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, can go to find assistance provided by various organizations throughout the County. The web address is montgomerycountymd.gov/shutdown. “It is imperative that we do what we can to help […]

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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

photo of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot

Comptroller Peter Franchot Talks Shutdown and Alcohol Regulation Laws

MCM caught up with Peter Franchot on Wednesday while he was honoring Shapiro and Duncan’s in Rockville. Here’s what he had to say about the government shutdown’s impact on Maryland’s economy. Also, here’s what he had to say about modifying alcohol regulation laws in Maryland.

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Manna Offers Food Assistance to Furloughed County Residents in Need

Manna Food Center is temporarily waiving income requirements to offer food assistance to Montgomery County residents who’ve been financially hurt by the federal government shutdown. In a press release, Jackie DeCarlo, Manna’s chief executive officer, said that Manna is ready to open its doors to county residents in need. “We recognize that many government employees, […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Will Provide Meals to Students Financially Hurt by Government Shutdown

Montgomery County Public Schools has announced that students whose parents or guardians are furloughed because of the federal government shutdown are eligible to receive meals through the Dine With Dignity program. The program started this past November and allows students with a negative balance in their dining account to still enjoy breakfast or lunch at […]

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