Icy weather nearly freezes elderly man out of home

Alliance, NE, City Carrier Assistant Aaron Beckstrom

Alliance, NE, City Carrier Assistant Aaron Beckstrom

While delivering along his route on a cold, winter day recently, Alliance, NE, City Carrier Assistant Aaron Beckstrom came across an elderly customer half-way up the steps to his apartment. Beckstrom asked the man if he needed help, to which the man gratefully accepted.

The customer had returned from a shopping trip, and while he managed to toss his bags onto the porch, he quickly discovered that he couldn’t traverse the thick winter accumulation on his steps to make it into his apartment. He was ill-prepared to handle the bitter cold for an extended duration and wore neither a hat nor gloves to protect himself from the weather. Beckstrom recognized the difficult situation the customer was in and assisted the man safely back into his apartment.

“This is just one example of the caring things our carriers do routinely and think nothing about doing it,” said Alliance Postmaster Roberta Dye.

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