If you're a government employee affected by the shutdown, a QC credit union is offering help to get you by. Vibrant Credit Union has allocated $5 million to help members affected by the partial federal government shutdown by offering interest-free loans to cover paychecks for government employees who bring in their last pay stub, according to their Facebook page.

Qualifications include a credit check, direct deposit and repayment stipulations. Loans must be paid back within 30 days of furlough ending or interest and back interest will accrue. For more information you can call the credit union at 800-323-5109.