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February 3-9, 2024 is Relief Carrier Appreciation Week

The delegates at the 2018 National Convention passed a binding resolution stating, “That a week during the year be designated as Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” The NRLCA National Board has designated the first full week in February (February 3-9, 2024) as “Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” We ask that you join us in showing our hard-working leave replacements that they are …

Florida House panel puts muzzle on dangerous dogs after ‘gruesome’ attack on RCA Pam Rock

Rep. Bobby Payne’s measure (HB 873) advanced unanimously by the Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, would impose new parameters on how the state handles so-called dangerous dogs. He noted Virginia and Pennsylvania already have similar laws. The bill requires the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to create a statewide Dangerous Dog Registry, which would rely on information provided by local …

McKinney, TX rural carrier helps reconnect homeless Vietnam vet with nearly $10K in lost cash

MCKINNEY, Texas - A McKinney mail carrier is being celebrated for doing the right thing when she saw what ended up being $10,000 cash on the side of the road. It took months for police to figure out who all the cash belonged to, but now it is back in the hands of its owner. The story started on September 5 at 6:40 in …

RCA helped a couple in need on a highway

Rural Carrier Associate Bryan Boyd was recently driving along his Bath, NC, route when he saw a couple near a vehicle parked on the side of a road. The woman was crying and the man was searching for something on the ground. Boyd pulled over and approached the couple. He learned that the woman had recently been discharged from a …

January 2024 Rural Carrier Newsletter

RCA delivers a bit of history

A rural carrier associate made a special delivery on Jan. 17 when he dropped a greeting card adorned with last year’s Black Heritage stamp into a residential mailbox in Chester, CT. The card was addressed to the current owners of a house that Constance Baker Motley — the legal pioneer who will be featured on this year’s Black Heritage stamp …

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