Multiple services on Tyndall Air Force Base's installation are closed as part of the government shutdown leaving families, military and civilian, in a tough spot. At 7 o'clock Monday night the commissary on base closed it's doors until further notice.
Other services affected include Roman Catholic masses on base and youth sports activities.
A number of organizations have stepped forward to help families impacted by the government shut down including Tyndall Federal Credit Union. The not for profit organization is offering a small loan with no payment for 90 days for qualifying customers. News13 spoke to Tyndall Federal Credit Union President and CEO Jim Warren this afternoon and he says they are more than happy to help.
"We are ideally set to help people on these kinds of things so when these things happen we sit down and say how are we going to help get the guys through this," said Warren. "What can we do to help them get to the next paycheck and hold down the stress and keep down the stress and not worry about things so much."
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