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Post-Harvey help

Multiple resources available for employees

USPS employees pull pallet of water
Charles Ensey, a maintenance manager at the Beaumont, TX, Processing and Distribution Facility, helps move water and ready-to-eat meals to distribute to USPS employees and their families.

A variety of information, aid and other resources are available to Postal Service employees in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath:

• News and information. USPS has introduced an interactive map that shows the operational status of postal facilities across the nation, including sites affected by Harvey.

Employees can also check the USPS Service Alerts site for updates, while the online USPS Newsroom has the latest Harvey-related news releases.

• Aid and counseling. USPS is reminding employees that they can make financial contributions to the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund to help colleagues whose homes were damaged by the storm.

The Employee Assistance Program is also available to help employees and their families cope with life-altering disasters.

• Other assistance. USPS has sent dozens of pallets of water and ready-to-eat meals to hard-hit facilities, where individual employees are pitching in, too.

At the TW House Station in Houston, employees have collected toothbrushes, deodorant and other essentials for co-workers in need.

“Some people really don’t have anything,” said Arlene Shelton, a station supervisor.

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