Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) will help keep the lights on for government employees affected by the partial shutdown of the federal government.
The shutdown is now in its 21st day, tying for the longest lapse in federal funding in history, according to CNBC
. Around 800,000 federal employees are furloughed and on Friday they’ll miss their first paychecks.
Any of those employees in Memphis can keep their utilities running as MLGW enacted its hardship policy Friday.
“Under this policy, furloughed employees experiencing temporary, financial hardship are able to make payment arrangements, which can prevent an interruption in utility services,” reads a statement from MLGW.
Anyone interested in the program should gather their furlough documents and call (901) 544-6549 or visit an MLGW community office.