Lexington, SC (WLTX) -- When Amelia Philbrick was furloughed after giving birth, she realized she needed to get monetary help by any means necessary.
"I just got a phone call from my supervisor telling me what was going on and that my check was going to stop," Philbrick said.
Amelia Philbrick was expecting two beautiful babies this fall: twin girls, Bianca and Penelope.
She wasn't expecting a government shutdown.
"We have a website connected with SRS that we can go and check on a daily basis to see if there is any change in status and at this moment there's no change, it's still furlough," she said.
Philbrick works at the Savannah River Site in Aiken.
She started pregnancy leave in July, which resulted in a smaller paycheck. Her last check she received was last week.
With twins, a 5-year-old, and bills to take care of, she had to come up with something, and quick.
"I just went online and I Googled 'beg for money' online and it popped up a bunch of websites," she said. "I put up the beg page just seeing if anybody out there'd share it around, maybe one person would donate and if somebody sees that donation, then somebody else would donate."
So far, nothing has been donated.
But sometimes she needs more than monetary help. That's where her son, Dalton, comes in.
"If I need clothes, he'll bring me an outfit. Diapers, wipes, he's even really good at picking them up," she said.
Although money is tight, Philbrick says providing for her children is a priority, regardless of cost.
"Of course all the focus is on them and do whatever you can to make sure that they're taken care of. They're fed, they're doing what they need to do. Try not to let it affect them as much as possible," she said.
Philbrick has a profile on a site called Begslist. If you'd like to donate you can go to www.begslist.org/begging-for-money/furloughed-while-on-maternity-leave