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TSA agents at McCarran get pop-up pantry during government shutdown

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jan 23, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The government shutdown continues, and federal workers continue to work without getting paid.

TSA agents at McCarran Airport are currently working without pay, but donations have come to their rescue during the week.

Now, airport staff has rallied together for those airport workers affected by the shutdown to help them with food and household goods with a pop-up pantry.

However, TSA worker Gabriella Hudson said she is still worried about the bills and everyday essentials that she needs along with her family.

"We've had a lot of people helping out donating to the airport. I can't even think about all the restaurants that have been donating to us," Hudson said.

Donations are coming from Clark County commissioners, airport custodial staff, vendors, and airline employees - everyone is pitching in.

Hudson told 13 Action News she's grateful for the community's generosity, but wonders how much longer will the shutdown last.

"We don't know when we're going to get our next check," Hudson said.

Donations were made possible by employees like Diane Scott and her co-workers who said it's the least they can do.

"I don't know if I can financially work without being pay, so I don't see how they are," Scott said.

Airport staff said those interested in giving its best to donate to Three Square or Catholic charities stating you wish to help those affected by the government shutdown.