Buy a beer for a furloughed worker

People take to social media to help government workers

Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:50:24 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 11 2013 12:13:30 PM EDT

First came, an online job board for freelance gigs for out of work federal government employees, now a social media effort is underway as well.

According to Mashable, a group of friends banded together this week to create  the Adodt a Furloughed Worker Tumblr page, calling on people to take an out of work government employee to dinner or to at least buy them a beer.

Furloughed workers are encouraged to upload videos to instagram using #adoptafurloughedworker or send them via email.

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