Now in its tenth day, the government shutdown continues to have an impact on the men and women who serve in the U.S. Coast Guard.
While funding was found to get the coast guard their paychecks through Monday, their next pay day is up in the air.
Now businesses are teaming up with community members to make sure Coast Guard members don’t go without.
“There are not going to be any military people that are going to come and say ‘hey, I need help’,” says Debra Ankerson, American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces agent. “They don’t do that, not out of training but just out of professionalism, and that’s why we need to go up to them.”