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KANSAS CITY, Mo. –- Kansas City native and linebacker for the Denver Broncos Shane Ray is wanting to help out federal workers in the metro.

Ray announced on Twitter Friday that his foundation Rays Awareness is helping those who went without pay during the government shutdown.

He said he will be giving away 56, $100 Price Chopper gift cards to the first 56 people to email a photo of their federal ID and a copy of their paystub to

Ray said details on pick up time and location will be provided upon receipt of email.

The longest shutdown in American history ended on Friday. Leaving about 800,000 workers without pay for five weeks.

There are still some uncertainties about the reopening of the government. The funding measure to reopen the government is good through Feb. 15.