As government workers across the country figure out ways to pay the bills during the government shutdown, one contract employee says she set up a GoFundMe account to help pay her expenses during the unpaid period.
“I was given the advice to set up a GoFundMe and I made a goal of approximately two months of salary because I wasn’t sure how much this would last,” Julie Burr told CNN’s Brianna Keilar in an interview on Monday. “That’s going to help get us through. It helped with my January rent and more than likely will have to help with February rent also. So right now I’m relying on that.”