Embracing the Postal Service

Embracing the Postal Service

Adopted Post Office City or Postal Topic: 
Kerrick, MN
Briefly describe why you chose this theme to represent the USPS: 
Our US postal service is a real gem and we need to set aside funding so we continue to have a viable, lower-cost option for mail, rather than privately-owned companies only. My hope is we will embrace and protect our post offices, move into more digital options and preserve our current choices. Kerrick Postal Service (55756) is probably one of the smallest post offices in Minnesota, yet it covers a large territory, including a number of communities around it. In an area where internet access is limited or non-existent and road conditions sometimes harsh, this post office provides accessibility to communication, a bulletin board to see local events, and a chance to chat up your neighbor (who may live many miles away) while collecting your mail. The hours have been severely cut (50%), limiting people's options, but is vital to the area. Wherever I have roamed in the USA, whether Minnesota, New York or Seattle, big city or rural town, there are always professional postal workers who go the extra mile, and mail that is delivered expediently at a reasonable rate. I hope this will continue.
Author: 
Gallery Submission
First Name: 
Alethea
Last name: 
Myers