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El Pasoans come together to help those affected by the government shutdown

The government shutdown has devastated the wallet books of many federal government employees who are having to work without pay.

Some are struggling pay bills while trying to put food on the table for their families.

Thankfully, Borderland leaders, civic groups and businesses have joined to help some of these families.

Former El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser, County Commissioner Carl Robinson, Operation Hope and Allstate Insurance, just to name a few, donated money and their time to those being furloughed.

“We are all one, and were all working together. Thats the important part,” said Leeser.

Nearly 400 people showed up to receive free food on Thursday.

Angel Gomez with Operation hope said that if the need is still there they will try to have another food give away in the next two weeks.

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