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Alameda County Comes Together to Help Families Impacted by Shutdown

Community members in Alameda County are coming together to help coast guard families impacted by the shutdown.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 11:00 AM

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. - Community members in Alameda County are coming together to help coast guard families impacted by the shutdown.

The East Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club distributed food to more than 200 families and furloughed workers over the weekend.

Kyle Turcott is a mechanic with the coast guard, who's still working despite not getting a paycheck. He said he's hoping the government shutdown will not drag on. 

"Everybody's got bills to pay," he said. "I've got bills to pay. I have family helping me out right now to make ends meet. So, if need be, like I said, if it comes down to it, I'll get a second job." 

Local businesses and community members helped with donations.

Organizers say they're in the process of setting up another food drive sometime this week. 

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