Are you a government worker without a paycheck? Here's a list of resources to help

Posted at 6:42 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 20:12:44-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The current government shutdown is now the longest in United States history.

To help furloughed employees without a paycheck, a number of companies, institutions, and restaurants are offering assistance and discounts.

Food Assistance:
Hunger Free America's Fed Food Hotline: Visit website or call toll free 855-859-4647 from 8 am to 4 pm CST
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee: Visit website or call 615-329-349. If you cannot reach the food bank, call 211 for more information
Catholic Charities: Food distribution event for federal workers on Saturday 1/26 at Holy Name Parish Center (508 Main Street, Nashville) from 10am - 11am

Financial Assistance:
Bank of America: Client Assistance Program available for affected employees at 844-219-0609
Chase: Special care line at 1-888-356-0023
Congressional Federal Credit Union: Programs and resources outlined on their website
Discover: Request assistance at 800-347-2683
FedChoice: Visit their website for information on options including loans and waiving penalties
Marcus by Goldman Sachs: Customers may be eligible for loan help and have penalties waived. Call 844-627-2876
Navy Federal Credit Union: Cusomters may be eligle for interest-free loans. More information is on their website
Wells Fargo: Will consider reversing overdraft fees for customers with income disrupted due to shutdown. Call 800-219-9739 or visit their website
U.S. Bank: Designated shutdown line is 877-760-6046
USAA: Call 800-531-8722 or visit their shutdown assistance website

Nashville Electric Service: Bill extension offered for 30 days. Call 615-736-6900
Metro Water Services: Furloughed employees will not be charged late fees or be disconnected fro non-payment. Impacted customers need to bring photo ID and furlough paperwork to MWS Customer Services Center at 1700 Third Ave N. or call 615-862-4600

Cellular Assistance:
AT&T: Information on flexible payment options available on their website
Sprint: Call Customer Care at 888-211-4747 or chat online with a Care representative
T-Mobile: Flexible payment support options available by calling 611 from a T-Mobile device or 1-877-746-0909
Verizon: Offering "promise to pay" arrangements by calling 1-866-266-1445

AirBnB:All executive branch employees who share their home for three nights anytime from now until March 18, 2019 will get paid an extra night up to $100
Biscuit Love: 50% off for furloughed government employees at all three Biscuit Love locations (Gulch, Hillsboro Village, downtown Franklin). Bring government ID
Camel Express Car Wash: Free car wash to any furloughed government employee at 3430 Doverside Drive in Nashville (across from Skyline Medical Center). Bring government ID
Discovery Center: Murfreesboro location offering free admission on Sunday, January 27th for federal employees and contractors affected by the shutdown, along with up to three guests. Must show a valid federal ID or badge upon entry during the museum's operating hours (1-5 p.m.)
The Harlem Globetrotters: Complimentary tickets offered to any government employee on furlough. A valid government ID must be presented at the box office for either of the two January 26th games at Bridgestone Arena
Master's Barber College: Old Hickory campus offering free cuts and shaves to men, free cuts to women and children affected by shutdown. Other services like color and facials are 20% off. By appointment only: 615-754-8144
M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers: Offering $5 burger and fries at the Capitol View location from January 17th through January 31st.
Mother to Mother: Distributing free diapers on Monday, Jan.28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Woodmont Baptist Church (2100 Woodmont Boulevard, Nashville). All recipients must show valid government ID and birth certificate for each child
Nashville Financial Empowerment Center: Free, professional financial counseling available by requesting an appointment online or calling 615-748-3620
Nashville Zoo: Complimentary admission and parking to all federal employees and their immediate families through the end of the government shutdown
PayItFurloughed: Fund a free beer to an affected employee in Washington, D.C.