PAWNEE, Okla. — The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is raising funds for food to serve federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown.
The tribe says it hopes to gather $10,000 to buy $100 in groceries for each family impacted, then make the food available for pickup. By Friday, a little more than $4,000 had been donated.
“We can only imagine the stress this shutdown has been on the federal employees and their families, who in some cases live paycheck to paycheck, and as of today now are expected to work for no pay till the government reopens,” Pawnee Nation President Bruce Pratt said. “This unfortunate situation is having an adverse impact across the country and this effort is our small way to assist those families of federal employees who serve in the Pawnee Nation.”
It is a small gesture the tribe says it can use to help alleviate some stress on federal workers in the Pawnee area.
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