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Here’s what Link covered March 24-30

Charitable contributions, manatees and heroic employees made news

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Philip Moon, an Amarillo, TX, letter carrier, and Brian Renfroe, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, speak during this week’s awards ceremony.

Last week, Link reported USPS employees pledged $2.8 million during the Combined Federal Campaign that ended Jan. 15.

Including the monetary value of more than 2,100 volunteer hours pledged, the total USPS contribution was $2.85 million.

“Every year, Postal Service employees come through for the Combined Federal Campaign — and the 2023-24 campaign was no exception,” said Myriam Irizarry, a USPS program and policy analyst who serves as the campaign manager for headquarters employees.

The amount pledged was roughly on par with the $2.9 million raised in the 2022-23 campaign.

We also covered the dedication ceremony for Save Manatees, a stamp that aims to raise awareness of the threats posed to the beloved marine mammal.

Link also went “On the Job” with Tomasz Drzal, a Hicksville, NY, letter carrier, and “Off the Clock” with Don Doheny, an Easton, MD, distribution operations manager who enjoys painting in his spare time.

Additionally, we introduced you to several employees who were honored by the National Association of Letter Carriers for their on-the-job heroism.

The top honoree, Philip Moon, an Amarillo, TX, letter carrier, saved a customer who was being attacked by a dog.

“I don’t consider myself a hero,” Moon said. “I’m just very grateful, honored and thankful that I was in a place where I could be of some assistance to somebody in need.”