Federal workers who say they are struggling due to the partial government shutdown have launched more than 1,500 crowdfunding campaigns since the shutdown began, a GoFundMe spokeswoman told CNN on Thursday.
GoFundMe spokeswoman Katherine Cichy told CNN that the crowdfunding campaigns have altogether raised more than $300,000 so far. A number of federal employees have set up campaigns in attempts to make ends meet as they seek to pay for rent, medical bills, or even food.
The shutdown, which started on Dec. 22, is now well into its fourth week and is the longest shutdown in U.S. history. It has strained hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay.
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