Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Residents can leave a bag containing non-perishable food items next to their mailbox on May 11 for mail carriers to pick up.
On May 11, Dearborn postal workers will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help "Stamp Out Hunger" across the country. The annual food drive helps provide assistance to Michigan residents struggling to put food on their table. According to the NALC, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, benefits Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief nonprofit in the United States. In 2012, letter carriers collected food donations from 10,000 communities totaling more than 70 million pounds of food. “The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is important for our local communities because it helps stock food banks and pantries for summer, a time when there’s an increased need for food …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
We asked Patch readers on Facebook how they feel about USPS cutting Saturday mail delivery. Do you agree with their opinions?
Saturday mail—take it or leave it? The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that they would cut mail delivery service down to five days a week starting in August. Packages will still be delivered on Saturdays. The USPS also announced in January that they'd be raising stamp prices by 1 cent starting Jan. 27. What do you think of the change?
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
WJBK-TV reports the move will save about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service has announced the impending end of Saturday mail delivery, WJBK-TV reported Wednesday morning. Saturday mail delivery will end in August. The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually, the report indicated. It's part of a 5-year plan to cut $20 billion, according to The Washington Post. On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported that Hallmark Cards, Inc. has hired lobbyists who will ask Congress to keep Saturday delivery and consider other cost-saving measures. According to the report, postal workers say the move could result in the loss of 80,000 jobs. Will the loss of Saturday mail delivery affect you? Tell us what you think in a comment.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates for mailing holiday packages so they arrive by Christmas.
If you're planning to mail holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail to ensure delivery by Dec. 25. Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time: Dearborn Post Office Locations Shipping Deadlines Military Shipping Deadlines* Parcel Post service to all APO/FPO/DPO addresses is Nov. 13. Priority and First Class Mail must be sent by Dec. 3 to APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093, and Dec. 10 to all other military addresses. *The deadline for Dec. 25 delivery to Africa and Central and South America is Dec. 3. For more details on military and international mailing, visit the USPS website.