'My mortgage is due' Some U.S. federal workers seek shutdown cash

'My mortgage is due' Some U.S. federal workers seek shutdown cash

About 1,000 furloughed federal workers have turned to online fundraising to help cover their expenses as a partial shutdown of the U.S. government drags on for nearly three weeks, a spokeswoman for GoFundMe.com said on Wednesday. Some 800,000 federal employees have been ordered to stay home or work without pay because of the standoff between U.S. President Donald Trump and Congress over Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall on the southern U.S. border – a promise he made in his 2016 campaign that he said at the time would be paid for by Mexico. The online fundraising pleas have raised over $100,000 in the last three weeks, according to GoFundMe spokeswoman Katherine Cichy.

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