GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Some Triad Charities are getting some unexpected funds from a Congressman. U.S. Rep. Howard Coble announced Tuesday that the pay he received during the 16 day government shutdown will go to several charities.
The sixth-district North Carolina Congressman had requested that his paycheck be held until the budget impasse among the House, Senate and President Obama was resolved.
Information from Coble's Press Office:
Rep. Coble stated that he and his staff received their full paychecks at the end of October. "My portion of pay during the 16-day shutdown came to $5,150.40, so I have decided to donate $5,200 to seven charities located throughout the Sixth District. The more difficult decision was which charities to select from among so many outstanding organizations located across the district."
Congressman Coble announced that he would be mailing personal checks this week to the following charitable organizations and institutions:
Alamance Presbyterian Church
MARC - Museum & Archives of Rockingham County
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Congressional Papers Project
Elkin Rescue Squad
c/o WIFM-FM Radio
Residential Treatment Services, Inc.
American Red Cross
Salvation Army of Greensboro