Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Taking Care of Our Employees

Miami Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) Plant Manager Don Shandor (left) filled spray bottles of sanitizer for Miami Postmaster Steve Kirkland (right). Both executives worked together to ensure that supplies were available for their employees.

'I Was Caught Working Safely ...'

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Hallmark Offers 2 Million Free Cards

Hallmark is offering this free three-card pack to customers to help them stay in touch with loved ones during the pandemic. Image: Hallmark

Hallmark is giving away two million greeting cards that customers can mail to friends and family to spread encouragement as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
The company is offering a free three-card pack to help people maintain connections in a time of social distancing and self-isolation. In addition to mailing cards to loved ones, the company has suggested giving them to health care workers and others on the front lines of the crisis.
“Hallmark has been in the business of caring for more than 100 years, so lending a hand to help others connect is part of our DNA,” said Hallmark Chief Marketing Officer Lindsey Roy. “During a time of unprecedented social distancing, we hope these cards will be shared across neighborhoods, towns and the country to help lift spirits.”
The Postal Service is helping Hallmark promote the giveaway and providing other support. When customers go to to request a card pack, they can also select a link that takes them to where they can order stamps.
The company is encouraging people to share the news of the giveaway on social media using the hashtag #CareEnough.

'What Safety Means to Me!'

Customer Thanks Miami Letter Carrier

Letter Carrier Henry Eyzaguirre, who delivers from the Milam Dairy Branch in Miami, found the above care package in a residential mailbox on his route. The customer included a thank you note of appreciation for the letter carrier’s dedication and service --- along with some tuna fish, snacks, sanitizer and masks. Photo: Larry Rogers

Monday, April 6, 2020

Postponing Letter Carrier Food Drive

This year’s National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive, scheduled May 9, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. A new date has not been announced. 

“Much of the United States is currently under shelter in place or similar advisories due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and public health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidelines that include social distancing,” said the NALC in a statement. “While it is unknown how long these guidelines will remain in place, it is highly unlikely that those involved in the food drive will be able to safely participate just six weeks from now.” 

USPS employees collected 75.7 million pounds of food during last year’s food drive, the third-highest total in the campaign’s 27-year history.

Customer Thanks Pompano Carrier

Pompano Main Office Letter Carrier Jay Vestrich received the above care package from a customer with a message that read: 

Dear mailperson,

Thank you for delivering the mail during this hard time.
Please stay safe during this hard time and please take this care package.

You’re doing great!