COVID Card #109

August 22, 2020 | 0 comments

I think this will be the last of the cards featuring statistics from the One Day fact list. But one never knows what tomorrow (tonight, really) will bring.

Today’s stat is more important than you may realize. You are reading this via the www, which means you have (or had recently) internet access. There’s a good chance that, when you need to pay a bill, you do so online. Maybe you even use autopay. For all I know, you might pay your rent via Venmo. Perhaps, from time to time, you write a check. But when was the last time you needed a money order?

The USPS issues an average of 269,098 money orders daily. That’s over 250,000 rent payments, bill payments, and more. People, particularly people in rural areas, rely on the USPS for so much more than mail.

I recently read an article written in April of 2019 by a 26 year old woman. In it she claims that no American her age (or younger, I presume) knows what it’s like to live without the internet/wifi or a cell phone. I strongly beg to differ and we need to start thinking more about the people who do not have (whether by choice or by circumstance) access to the very basic things that most of us take for granted.

Save the USPS. It’s more important than you might think.

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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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