Travelers Aid volunteers and staff at several of our network airports are involved in efforts to assist federal employees impacted by the recent partial government shutdown. The impacted include agents for Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection, air traffic controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration personnel.
Volunteers have been contributing and organizing food donations a Washington Dulles and Reagan, New York JFK, and Ontario International airports. The Travelers Aid/Dulles information desks have been tapped by the airport as drop-off locations for the public donating food. The leadership at the Travelers Aid of the Inland Empire helped the airport organize a Community Support Barbecue Luncheon. The counseling staff of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has been at the food banks at Tampa International Airport to offer mental health assistance. Hats off to volunteers and airport communities for supporting their colleagues in a time of need!