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AAA Washington is collecting donations for federal airport workers

KENNEWICK, Wash. - AAA stores across the state of Washington are now accepting donations for federal airport workers who may be working without pay due to the government shutdown.

AAA is asking for non-perishable food and $20 gift cards to gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants and online retailers. AAA has partnered with all local airports to drop off these donations.

TSA agents, customs officials and air traffic controllers help AAA employees, members and travel clients get to and from their destinations safely, and AAA travel agents wanted to share their gratitude and support.

"We think it's important to help our federal airport workers get our customers safely to their destinations," said Tonia Ruebsamen, store manager at AAA Washington's Tri-Cities office. "We're definitely here to help our members and everyone in the community."

AAA Washington has a location in Yakima at 2301 West Nob Hill Blvd, Suite 1, and one in Kennewick at 6501 W Grandridge Blvd, Suite G. Drop-off bins for donations will be located inside the offices. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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