Postal carrier in Lyndonville recognized for stellar driving record

Posted 21 June 2017 at 9:38 pm

Provided photo: Lyndonville Rural Carrier Julie Hess, left, is recognized by Postmaster Roberta Keirn for her safe driving and caretaking ways.

Press Release, U.S. Postal Service

LYNDONVILLE – Lyndonville Rural Carrier Julie Hess drives over 50 miles per day delivering mail to 513 residential and business address in Lyndonville.

For the past 20 years, she has performed her job flawlessly. On Tuesday, she was recognized by Postmaster Roberta Keirn for her accident-free driving record with a National Safety Council Safe Driver Award.

“Julie is a caretaker of her community on many levels,” said Postmaster Keirn. “Her vigilance on the road is a testament to how she keeps herself and community safe. And when she is not driving for work, she is usually riding a bike to raise donations for important causes.”

Hess is a supporter of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She has participated in the Ride for Roswell, enduring the 100-plus mile route for the last five years. In addition, she conducts a yearly yard sale and raffles a bicycle to encourage other riders. The year, her team has accrued over $6,000 in donations for the upcoming this weekend.

“Whether through her actions at work or her contributions in her spare time, Julie inspires us all to do better for our health and our neighbors,” concluded Keirn. “It’s wonderful to be able to recognize her for her postal contributions.”

The Postal Service does not receive tax dollars for operating expenses. It relies entirely on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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