Changing the way people view correctional officers. That’s what one Baltimore City Correctional Officer is working to do through charitable giving.
Sharhonda Gee is well known throughout Central Booking not just for her 12-years as a correctional officer, but also for her willingness to go above and beyond to make a difference. Over the years and countless charitable projects, her colleagues dubbed her the “Mother Teresa” of Central Booking. That’s all because of her desire to help others.
"I wanted to curve the view of corrections,” said Gee. “It's not always bad. We do a lot of good.”
Whether it be helping to feed Baltimore’s homeless population or providing Christmas gifts for children in need, when Officer Gee sees a need, she does what she can to help.
"It just put joy in your heart. It really does,” said Gee. “When I see their faces, they're all appreciative.”
Officer Gee doesn’t just donate her time and money helping others, she also gets her co-workers in on the action.
"When Gee Gee comes we have her,” said Correctional Officer, Candida Singleton. “We support her because she's doing wonderful things all the time. "
"She's very giving,” said Correctional Officer, Crystal Figueroa. “She's able to participate with everybody and I'm appreciative of it."
Officer Gee has no intentions on slowing down anytime soon. Always finding the time and room in her heart to give back more.
"You can do a little more,” said Gee. “You don't have to just do the everyday normal stuff. It's always important to give back. Always."