"Shutdown philanthropy" is latest rage: In IA, mothers step in for WIC; in CO, bank gives interest-free loans to federal workers going without pay.
"'We're just a bunch of women that got together and want to help each other out,' said Teresa Diers, a volunteer with the group Helping Hands During the WIC Freeze. Volunteers coordinate efforts through the group's Facebook page. Diers is one of hundreds of Americans across the country helping those impacted by the shutdown. She got involved because she was concerned babies who get their nourishment through WIC would start suffering after the program's money runs out." -- Erika Angulo, NBC