Pay It Furloughed: A RAD* effort to support our local community
This furlough sucks. Not only are federal workers not getting paid, but local businesses are suffering. Al Goldberg of Mess Hall, with Food & Travel Writer Nevin Martell are here to help, or at least soften the pain with that great unifier – Beer.
We’ll write a blog later about our RAD (Rapid Application Development) approach to PayItFurloughed.com. It was a hackathon-style hit-job we enjoyed every second of, but for now, get the info, and please, spread the word.
Beer makes everything better, so Pay It Furloughed is buying local craft brews for federal employees impacted by the government shutdown. So scoot on over to PayItFurloughed.com and donate to the beer fund. Stressed out federal employees, who are furloughed or working without pay, score free liquid therapy. Small businesses in the nation’s capital hit hard by the shutdown get some relief. And you feel awesome. It’s a win-win-win.
The breweries currently affiliated with this effort are DC Brau and Atlas Brew Works. So let your federal friends know that all they have to do is get on over to one of these North East DC breweries and flash your Federal ID. Oh, and then enjoy that delicious pint.
* RAD => Rapid Application Development. Check back here in a few weeks to learn exactly how we created PayItFurloughed.com in less than two days, using Carrd, Zapier, Stripe, Twilio and Google Sheets. If you can’t wait that long or want some RAD apps for your own initiative, then reach out today.
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