2005-09-09 / Community

Locating Katrina-Displaced Employees

Postmaster General Jack Potter is asking for help in finding any Postal Service employees displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

“There’s nothing more important to us right now than making contact with these employees so we can learn how they are and where they are,” said Potter.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, postal employees in Louisiana and Mississippi suffered severe personal losses. In their efforts to reach safety and find shelter, many of them had to leave the areas where they lived and worked. Many have been heard from in locations all around the country, so it’s possible that some may have found shelter with family or friends here in New York’s Postal District.

Triboro District Manager Lily Jung Burton said, “One of the great strengths of the Postal Service is that we pull together as a family in times of need. And as of right now, we need all of you to help us find every member of our family.”

If you hear from or about Katrina-displaced Postal Services workers locally, please tell the employees to call (877) 477-3273, Burton said. The Postal Service wants to ensure their employees are safe and are getting paid.

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