Assistance for Federal Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown
United Way of the Florida Keys and the network of local nonprofits they support throughout Monroe County are once again responding to the community’s needs and have begun assisting furloughed federal workers and others impacted by the ongoing government shutdown.
United Way and other nonprofits are experiencing an uptick in inquiries from those seeking assistance with rent and mortgage payments, utility bills and groceries. Recognizing this emerging need, the UWFK Board of Directors recently voted to provide $10,000 to assist with emergency short-term financial assistance through two of their partner agencies. In addition, the Board authorized an additional $5,000 if the shut down continues through February 1.
For more details on where to receive assistance, click here.