This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Carrier Alert program, jointly managed by USPS and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). The program’s objective is to maintain a vigilant eye on local elderly, sick or disabled citizens.
The Postal Service and NALC launched Carrier Alert in 1982, partnering with social service agencies across the country.
The all-volunteer program is a natural extension of the daily role letter carriers play in America’s neighborhoods. It takes advantage of their daily presence to help identify customers who may be in need of assistance, due to illness or an accident. Accumulated mail is often a sign that assistance might be needed.
“The value of Carrier Alert has been demonstrated repeatedly throughout the past 30 years,” said PMG Pat Donahoe.
“Watchful letter carriers have helped thousands of our customers and confirmed our commitment to serving America’s communities in ways that go beyond simply delivering the mail.”
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