Federal workers in Michigan out of work due to the government shutdown are calling out, Help Me Hank. And WDIV’s consumer reporter, Hank Winchester, is listening. Winchester and the station are providing news coverage that offers insight and resources for workers who are trying to stay afloat without getting a paycheck.
All over Michigan, federal workers out of work due to the government shutdown are calling out, Help Me Hank.
An estimated 6,000 families of federal workers in Michigan needing help due to the ongoing government shutdown are looking to Hank Winchester for answers.
Help Me Hank is WDIV’s Hank Winchester, the Graham Media NBC affiliate’s consumer reporter. He and his team have been gathering information and putting people affected in touch with businesses that can help.
“As a station we believe we have an obligation to use our resources to connect viewers with local companies and agencies that can help them weather the hard times. Hank and his consumer team continue to play an important role,” said Kim Voet, WDIV’s news director.
On Jan. 16, WDIV hosted an all-day event with news coverage that offered insight and resources for workers who are trying to stay afloat without getting a paycheck.
Some of the topics the station covered during the all-day event and will continue to update include:
• Freebies being offered by companies, retailers and stores to help
• How to preserve your credit
• What to do about mortgage or rent payments
• Nonprofits that are helping out
• How to handle medical bills
WDIV has put a call out to any local businesses that want to help.
Viewers are being asked to email HelpMeHank@ClickOnDetroit.com with questions so Hank Winchester and his team can try to get them the help they need and answer their questions.
Click here for a list of local businesses and government agencies in Detroit offering help.