LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Many government workers are still showing up to work even though they are not getting paid right now. This includes dozens of employees at Blue Grass Airport who may be struggling during the government shutdown.
Because of his ministry work, Father Jim Sichkotells LEX 18 that the Blue Grass Airport has become a second home to him as he flies in and out of Lexington. He decided he wanted to do something to help those that help him get to his next destination.
He said when he landed in Lexington Monday night, he passed the same lines and waved to the same workers.
“When I see these people, many of them, I don’t know their names, but they know me, and I know them only from the interactions constantly through here. And so for me, I consider them family and friends,” said Sichko.
Knowing that many are struggling during the shutdown, Sichko brought 12 pizzas for TSA and air traffic control workers.
The TSA supervisor told LEX 18 that they’re shocked and overwhelmed by the support and the kindness they’re receiving.
In total, @JimSichko brought 12 pizzas for airport workers affected by the shutdown. The TSA supervisor we talked to said they’re shocked and overwhelmed by the support and kindness they’re receiving @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/uwKt7XffXC
— Conroy Delouche (@ConroyDelouche) January 15, 2019