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AAA is Collecting Donations for Federal Airport Workers

Non-Perishable Food and $20 Gift Cards For Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Restaurants and Online Retailers Accepted At All Washington and Northern Idaho AAA Stores and Insurance Offices.

WHAT: AAA stores and Insurance offices in Washington and Northern Idaho are collecting non-perishable food and $20 gift cards to grocery stores, online retailers, restaurants and gas stations to aid our federal airport employees as they are working without pay. AAA has partnered with all local airports to drop off these donations.

WHERE: Go to AAA.com/stores for a list of locations and hours.

WHAT CAN BE DONATED: Non-perishable food and $20 gift cards to online retailers, restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores.

WHAT CAN’T BE DONATED: Cash and prepaid debit or credit cards – these usually have a bank logo on them.

WHY AIRPORT WORKERS: TSA Agents, Customs Officials and Air Traffic Controllers help AAA employees, members and travel clients get to and from their destinations safely. Our AAA Travel Agents wanted to share our gratitude and support for the federal employees who we work with and who aid our clients.

WHEN: Starting immediately and AAA will continue this effort for a few weeks after the shutdown ends, depending on the needs of the federal workers.

TRAVELING SOON?: Many local airports are accepting these items directly from travelers. Contact the airport directly, or check their social media, for procedures. Federal workers can’t accept gifts directly.

Tips from AAA Travel Agents for Airport Travel

More than 24 hours before departure:

  • Sign up for alerts on your airline’s website; you’ll be notified of any changes to your flight.
  • Sign up for an expedited security membership with TSA PreCheck (SeaTac, Spokane & Tri-Cities) or Clear (SeaTac) to get through security faster.

24 hours before departure:

  • Check in to your flight online – don’t wait until you get to the airport.
  • Check for any changes to your flight.

Day of departure:

  • Check your flight status.
  • Get to the airport at least two hours before departure for domestic flights and three hours before departure for international flights.
  • Check airport websites and social media for updates on security wait times.
  • Consider checking your bag to help speed up the security process.
About AAA Washington:

AAA Washington was established in 1904 by 10 prominent Seattleites determined to champion the betterment of motoring conditions and laws; the preservation of Washington state’s natural beauty; and the promotion of Washington as an unrivaled tourist destination. More than a century later, the club continues to pursue these on behalf of its 1.2 million members. 

AAA Washington provides a variety of exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts, maps, and personalized trip planning, to members. AAA was recently named one of the most trusted travel and automotive brands in the U.S. Additional information is available through the company’s stores in Washington and northern Idaho, at www.AAA.com, or by calling 1-800-562-2582. 

About AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety:

Established in 1947 by AAA, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a nonprofit, publicly funded, 501(c)(3) charitable research and educational organization. The AAA Foundation’s mission is to prevent traffic deaths and injuries by conducting research into their causes and by educating the public about strategies to prevent crashes and reduce injuries when they do occur. This research is used to develop educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. Visit www.AAAFoundation.org.

AAA Washington Media Contacts

Kelly Just | 425-647-1594
Jennifer Cook | 425-301-9075
Twitter: @AAA_Washington
Facebook: AAA Washington

Interested in planning your next road trip with AAA Washington? Call your travel agent directly or your nearest AAA store to get pro tips, TripTik maps, and more. Find more Pacific Northwest scenic drives and road trips.

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Media Contact

Jennifer Cook
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
425-301-9075
JenniferCook@aaawa.com

Kelly Just
Public Affairs Manager
425-647-1594
KellyJust@aaawa.com

Location
Bellevue Corporate Office
3605 132nd Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

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