Bringing the Post Office to seniors

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During the holidays, customers around the country visited their local Post Offices to send special messages and packages to people on their “nice” list. For some senior citizens, visiting the Post Office to handle their mailing needs can be a challenge. To overcome this obstacle, the Portland District Retail team decided to take the Post Office to seniors.

For the second year in a row, the Portland team visited several retirement living community centers to offer a full range of postal services. Retail Specialist June Norbom along with Creston Lead Retail Associate Desiree Freeman and Parkrose Lead Retail Associates Stephanie Kantola provided mailing expertise, positive attitude and exceptional service to seniors who couldn’t make the trip to the Post Office.

“We received many compliments,” said Norbom. “Seniors appreciated the service because without it, they could not send out a package.”

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Deliver cheer

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A convenient, one-stop location for holiday shipping needs is now online.

Customers can visit http://delivercheer.com to order free boxes, buy stamps, schedule a pickup, and review shipping and mailing dates. The website is accessible 24/7, even when the weather outside is frightful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Patriotic celebration

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Letter Carriers from Tacoma, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Mill Creek, WA, joined with their colleagues at the Bothell Post Office to take part in a Fourth of July parade in Bothell.

The united team drove the patriotically-decorated ProMaster vehicle (behind the group) in the parade held on Saturday, July 2. Spectators at the parade clapped and cheered during the celebration, reveling in the colorful displays.

Happy Independence Day!

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Celebrating Independence Day

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Billings, MT, Downtown Station Retail Associate Stacie Colarchik.

To celebrate Independence Day, team members at the Billings, MT, Downtown Station adorned their office with vibrant red, white, and blue displays. The festive decorations and bright employee smiles not only greet customers as they enter the office, they also complement local 4th of July celebrations including Symphony in the Park, Festival of Cultures, Alive after Five, the Strawberry Festival and many more.

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Billings, MT, Downtown Station Retail Associate Cordell Bird.

Remember those who gave everything

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Happy President’s Day!

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Happy Holidays!

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Historic Holiday Experience

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During an annual Old Fashioned Christmas celebration recently held in Melbeta, NE, local citizens had the chance to enjoy Victorian era-style events and treats. The Melbeta Post Office participated in the festivities for the 3rd year in a row by holding an open house for visitors.

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Besides enjoying appetizing treats such as cookies, cocoa and coffee, customers had the chance to view an antique stamp collection, historic mailboxes, and have their mail postmarked the old fashioned way – with a hand stamp.

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Among the customer who visited the office was a couple that rode their tandem bicycle 13 miles for the chance to experience the historic experience at the Melbeta Post Office.

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