Help and services for federal employees affected by partial government shutdown
As the partial government shutdown continues, multiple organizations are offering help to impacted federal employees:
UAA Athletics - The university's athletic department is offering furloughed Alaskans up to four free tickets to any regular season Seawolves home event through the duration of the shutdown.
Anchorage Museum - The museum announced Jan. 16 it is offering free admission for federal employees who are not getting paid.
Bistro Red Beet - The restaurant is serving free cookies and coffee for impacted federal employees.
Kaladi Bros. Coffee - The coffee company is offering all out of work federal employees free coffee with refills.
Odom Corp. - Through Jan. 28 the beverage distributor is offering two free cases of Coke products to furloughed workers. Federal Employees can show their ID at the Coca-Cola Bottling of Alaska building at 6300 Changepoint Dr. in Anchorage.
Arctic Valley - The ski area is offering free skiing and riding on Jan. 26 and 27 for Federal government workers and immediate family affected by the shutdown.
Wells Fargo - The bank is offering fee reversals and waiving some late fees to impacted federal employees.
Credit Union 1 - The credit union is offering several services offered to impacted federal employees including small loans, extended loan payment and help with overdraft fees.
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union - The credit union encourages members who are affected by the shutdown to call 800-525-9094 to discuss options it is offering.
Alaska Credit Union League - The organization donated $10,000 to the Armed Services YMCA to assist federal employees affected by the government shutdown.
First National Bank Alaska - The bank is offering assistance to federal employee customers. Individuals are encouraged to talk to their banker about what is being offered.
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium - ANTHC has a funding agreement for federal workers to ensure they are paid.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation - The corporation announced they are covering the salaries for their federal employees.
GCI - The telecommunication company is offering affected government employees payment plans for services for the duration of the event.
AT&T - The wireless carrier is offering customers affected by the shutdown flexible payment options to keep service.
ENSTAR - The gas company is offering assistance with bills for federal employees affected by the partial shutdown.
Verizon - The cellphone company is waiving late fees for federal government employees for the duration of the shutdown.
People Mover/AnchorRIDES - The transit system is offering free rides to furloughed workers. Show your government ID to ride.
Body Renew Alaska - The fitness club is offering federal employees the opportunity to work out free at any of their locations for the duration of the shutdown.
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