(MILWAUKEE, WI) -- For many members of the Coast Guard in Wisconsin, going without a paycheck could mean not being able to put food on the table or gas in the car. However, due to the ongoing government shutdown, many members of the Coast Guard could soon be going without pay. 

It is something that concerned USO Wisconsin Executive Director Josh Sova. It is the reason he has begun a drive for gift cards in order to help Coast Guard service members and their families. The USO is asking for people to donate gift cards to grocery stores, big box retailers, and gas stations. The USO asks that gift cards be in denominations of $20 or less, which is the maximum amount that service members are able to accept per day per Coast Guard policy. 

If you are interested in donating, you can call the USO Wisconsin office at 414-763-2214 or visit their website https://www.usowisconsin.org/​