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Delivering messages of hope to a grieving community

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, mail, Newtown, Parcel Post by yourpostalpodcast on January 9th, 2013
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The January 2013 edition of Your Postal Podcast provides a look behind the scenes at the task of delivering hundreds of thousands of messages of sympathy and encouragement to the residents of Newtown, CT, after last month’s senseless shooting at an elementary school in that community.
You’ll also hear about one class of mail celebrating a significant anniversary this year. As always, the podcast concludes with a roundup of postal news, plus details on how you can enter to win free collectible stamp items.
For a transcript of this show, click here.
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(Top) A temporary Post Office Box was established in Newtown, CT, to help manage the thousands of cards, letters, fruit baskets, books, teddy bears and other gifts that poured in from people around the world to share messages of grief and sympathy after December's shootings at a local elementary school.
(Bottom) When Parcel Post service was launched 100 years ago, a demand for new methods of handling was created.