Employees Help Connect Firefighters with Loved Ones

Glide, OR, Contract Carrier Steve Sulffridge, Postmaster Lisa Tenbrook, and Retail Associate Annie Earls.

Glide, OR, Contract Carrier Steve Sulffridge, Postmaster Lisa Tenbrook, and Retail Associate Annie Earls.

Long, grueling days battling the Cable Crossing Fire near Glide, OR, exacted a heavy toll on firefighters. Spending weeks away from family and friends only served to exacerbate the tough conditions endured by the brave men and women who fought to control the blaze. In an effort to ease their burden, employees from the Glide and Idleyld Park Post Offices pooled their resources and created a special way for them to communicate with people back home.

The generous employees, including Contract Carriers Steve Sulffridge and Peter Decius, Postmaster Lisa Tenbrook, Retail Associates Annie Earls and Gary Ozburn, and Part-Time Postmaster Don McArthur made personal donations to fund the purchase of 740 pre-paid postcards to allow firefighters a convenient way to connect with loved ones. The cards proved popular with the hard-working crew and were quickly scooped up.

Though some of the crews demobilized from operations and made their way home, unused cards found a new home at the Stouts Creek Fire near Milo, OR, where firefighters are now able to enjoy the convenience and personal touch of mailing a postcard message back home.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

     /  September 1, 2015

    What a thoughtful and terrific idea! Love it!!!

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