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Mail, packages and post office boxes: Thanking Utah's Unexpected Heroes in the USPS

By Whitney Evans, | Posted - May 11, 2020 at 9:55 a.m.

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series where we thank the Unexpected Heroes who put themselves at risk to keep Utah running during the coronavirus pandemic. Every Monday, we'll highlight a different industry and ask you to write in to thank the workers in that industry for their service. During the week, we'll profile someone who works in that industry. Every Friday, we'll publish some of your thank you notes and send the messages of thanks to those in the field.

SALT LAKE CITY — Rain, sun, snow, sleet: We want to thank the people who bring us mail during the coronavirus pandemic. We need your help to do this.

The story of the U.S. Postal Service hearkens back to the late 1700s, when Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general. Shortly afterward, the Post Office Department was formed. The United States Postal Service became an independent agency in the 1970s.

The post office has hit some hard financial times with the outbreak of COVID-19. The service's losses have doubled, and on Friday its board of governors said it needs help from Congress to keep up its current service levels, according to Reuters.

Despite this hardship, these postal workers continue to show up, day after day, to make sure Utahns can send and receive mail and parcels and access their post office boxes.

Fill out the form below to let your neighbors who work in the USPS know how much you appreciate all they do.

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