Monday, April 4, 2011

Postmaster loses everything in fire, but Postal Uniform Closet steps in

Alberta, MN, Postmaster Marlene Van Horn lost everything when her home burned to the ground.
But one bright spot was the Postal Uniform Closet, run by Sand Creek, WI, Postmaster Mary Mikula.
Mikula was able to gather enough retail uniforms in Van Horn's size and sent them off so Van Horn could be properly dressed for work..

The Postal Uniform Closet is the brainchild of Mikula. She takes unused and gently used postal uniforms and matches them to employees who are in need.

Mikula was featured at Your Postal Blog here.

It makes perfect sense, as uniformed employees often find their situations changing. They retire, get promoted, transfer or change crafts. They gain weight and they lose it.

And finding employees, like Van Horn, who are in need is especially gratifying to Mikula.

Van Horn wrote a note of thanks.

"I got your box of uniforms today. I think it's hard for a lot of people to comprehend when you say you lost everything just how devistating it can be. Everyone I talk to in the Postal Family who asks has been wonderful. It's nice to know that when they ask they really mean it. So again, THANK YOU!"

Got uniforms you can share? She'll take shoes, boots, hats, gloves, coats shirts and pants. The rules are few and simple. If you have an item that is clean and in good shape, send it. If you need an item, ask for it. The clothing items are available at no charge.

Send your items directly to: Postmaster Mary Mikula, PO Box 9998, Sand Creek, WI, 54765-9998


Anonymous said...

Hats off and applause for the folks who operate this project. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Mary is a wonderful person, a real dynamo with a heart as big as her energy! She is always there to lend a hand and I have called on her many times. Her Postal Clothing Closet has been invaluable at my Post Office. Thanks for everything you do, Mary!