Did you receive a postcard from the CDC at the start of the COVID-19 crisis with tips for staying safe during these uncertain times? What about a relief check from the IRS, or a tax refund? You can thank the U.S. Postal Service for delivering those, as well as for picking up the slack from private delivery companies that can’t make the final stretch for other deliveries. Without the USPS, you wouldn’t be able to mail a greeting card for just 55 cents (private carriers charge much more!).
Bottom line, USPS needs a bailout, but Congress isn’t budging. The good news is that you can help! Check out these simple ways you can make a difference.
- Send cards
The majority of mail is sent by businesses. Business correspondence is thought to be down by about 30%, and mail service demand is also down. Stay connected to loved ones with social distancing and send them cards! Don’t know where to buy cards online? Check out the DC Card Collective! Make your friends’ and families’ days and give some much needed business to USPS.
- Let the government know
You can help by texting USPS to 50409 to let your congressperson know you want them to fund USPS. When action and convenience merge!
- Thank your postal person
Whether you shout to them from your window as they pass by, or leave a note or card in your mailbox for them, make sure you thank your postal worker.
- Buy Stamps online
As everyone is social distancing, a trip to the post office may not be in your plan. Did you know you can buy stamps online from USPS? By purchasing stamps now, you are helping provide much needed cash flow to the U.S. Postal Service.
- Share this information
Share these stats and tips with friends and family! Make sure to use #SaveUSPS and #DCCardCollective and visit the DC Card Collective website.