People affected finacially, by the partial government shutdown, have some options to help make ends meet.
Agencies are providing assistance from food to fun at a lower cost — some are even providing free services.
- Mel’s Diner, 109 W Buchanan St, Prairie Grove, AR 72753. Free meals for employees and their families between 8 a.m – 2 p.m.
- The Grove Comendy Club. 808 S Bloomington St, Lowell, AR 72745. Free lunches and dinners.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, Fayetteville and Bentonville. Twenty-five percent discount.
Resturant owners ask to make sure you bring your government issued I.D.
- AT&T; flexible payment options to keep service including cellphones, television and internet. Make payment arrangements online at www.att.com.
- Cox Communications; customers may schedule a future payment date or request more time to make a payment without consequences at www.cox.com.
- Sprint; to keep service uninterrupted call 888-211-4727 or do an online chat at www.sprint.com.
- T-Mobile; call T-Mobile Customer Care to discuss options at 611 from a T-Mobile device or 877-746-0909 from any phone.
- Verizon; flexible payment options and a “Promise to Pay” program may be set up in the My Verizon app or www.verzionwireless.com , or call 866-266-1445.
- to make payment arrangments call 888-216-3523 or www.swepco.com.
- Bank of America; for priority assistance contact 844-219-0690.
- Simmons First National Bank; call Customer Care Center at 1-866-246-2400.
- UARK Federal Employees Credit Union in Fayetteville; waves late fees and offers low-rate options.
- Offers a maximum of $500 credit (with a minimum amount of $250) to existing or new PayPal Credit customers at www.paypal.com.
- The Fayetteville Public Library will waive overdue fines (but not replacement fees or damaged material) for federal employees. I.D. is required.
- Walton Arts Center offering free tickets for Whose Live Anyway? on Thursday, January 24.