Call of life

Lincoln, NE, City Carrier Zach Paremske

Lincoln, NE, City Carrier Zach Paremske

Lincoln, NE, City Carrier Zach Paremske was delivering along his route recently when he saw a customer on her porch. As soon as the customer spotted Paremske, she whispered “help me.” The woman looked to be in pain and in need of medical attention.

Paremske immediately called 911 and related the situation to the dispatcher. After the call, he remained with the customer until paramedics arrived. That’s when he discovered the woman had stomach surgery the previous day and was experiencing complications.

“Zach is a very conscientious employee and his quick action in this situation may have saved this customer’s life,” said Lincoln Postmaster Kerry Kowalski.

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Saving lives one donation at a time

York, NE, Postmaster Larry Norquest

York, NE, Postmaster Larry Norquest

Fourteen gallons is enough to fill up a fuel tank for a mid-sized automobile or a small aquarium. It’s also the amount of blood York, NE, Postmaster Larry Norquest has donated in his lifetime.

“I always donate on my lunch hour, and this donation put me at my total lifetime giving of 14 gallons,” said Norquest.

Donated blood is used to support hospital patients during surgery or cancer treatments. It’s also used to support individuals who have suffered severe trauma in an accident, complications during pregnancy, and other life-saving uses.

“He started giving blood when he was a PTF carrier,” said Post Office Operations Manager Dawn Bayer. “Veteran carriers got him to tag along once, and he’s been doing it ever since. He is very involved with his community.”

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