ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The security team at Atlantic City International Airport made a huge donation to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission to include blankets, comfort care packets and 10,000 pairs of socks.
One of the security officers of VMD, which is the Transportation Security Administration’s security partner at the airport, reached out to the Bombas sock company, which contributed several boxes of socks in a variety of sizes to the cause, which the group promoted as “Giving the Gift of Warmth” for the holidays.
In addition to the socks, blankets and comfort care packs, which contained toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, body lotions and other personal hygiene items were also assembled.
Last year the security team at Atlantic City International Airport also conducted a collection 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, Transpiration Security Administration Assistant Federal Security Director for Atlantic City International Airport. “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 that the VMD security team came together during the community’s time of need.”
“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,” said Thomas Carter, TSA’s Federal Security Director for New Jersey.