Past government shutdown influences TSA officer to spend stimulus check on others

BWI TSA Supervisor, Samantha Mudge
 Samantha Mudge
Posted at 11:34 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 16:30:46-04

BALTIMORE — COVID-19 has reminded a TSA supervisor at BWI of last year's government shutdown, when she went several weeks without a paycheck and needed help.

So this time around, Samantha Mudge felt the need to do something for others and decided to crochet masks for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department.

Mudge made 25 customized masks with the symbolic “thin blue line,” and dropped them off at the Sheriff’s office along with a box of sandwiches and shrimp.

“So many people helped us during the government furlough,” Mudge recalled. “So I felt that I needed to do something to support others.”

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But that's not all, Mudge wanted to do more. When her stimulus check arrived in the mail, she went out and bought fabric and yarn to sew and crochet more masks.

Mudge donated 50 masks to CalvertHealth Medical Center, and 30 more to pharmacy workers at her local Walmart. The rest were given to healthcare workers who she saw standing outside waiting for food at a barbeque restaurant.

“I guess you could say they were all random acts of kindness,” Mudge said.

We here at WMAR-2 News commend Samantha for her great deeds.