The transportation security team at Atlantic City International Airport made the holiday season special for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.
They donated blankets, comfort care packets and 10,000 pairs of socks to help community members in need.
A screening officer with VMD, TSA’s security partner at the airport, reached out to the Bombas sock company, which contributed several boxes of socks to the cause. TSA Atlantic City promoted the effort as “Giving the Gift of Warmth” for the holidays.
The comfort care packs contained toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, body lotions and other personal hygiene items.
It’s not the first time the transportation security team in Atlantic City has helped the community. Last year, they collected items for a local battered women’s shelter.
“Working with the Atlantic City Rescue Mission to deliver much needed supplies is an act of kindness that is priceless for those in need,” said Joseph Kunkle, the assistant federal security director for TSA New Jersey. “Their commitment to Atlantic City and the surrounding communities may be more important than ever because of the pandemic and the financial burden it has placed on Southern New Jersey. I am proud of the way the VMD security team came together during the community’s time of need.”
Federal Security Director Thomas Carter added, “This group of officers is clearly dedicated not only to the TSA security mission, but also to the community in which they live during this time of hardships that so many are experiencing.”