Service Objects has always had a tight-knit relationship with the United States Post Office. One of the strengths of our Address Validation and NCOA services is incorporating USPS CASS-certified data to ensure the addresses we validate, correct and append are as accurate as possible.
We have tremendous respect for the job our postal carriers perform. As most of us have transitioned to working from home during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, we are more reliant on the USPS than ever. Figures from the USPS show that in addition to being the leading delivery service for online purchases, they deliver over a billion drug prescriptions per year, 25 percent of voting ballots, Social Security checks and unemployment checks that are so needed right now.
The nature of many postal workers’ jobs doesn’t allow them to work remote. They are coming into their local postal facility and sharing space with co-workers to process and deliver the mail we all urgently need. They are also face the possibility of interacting with people at homes they deliver to, raising the odds of potentially contracting the virus far beyond just handling letters.
Service Objects wanted to do our part to help keep our local Santa Barbara-based postal office workers safe. We purchased 2,000 gloves and our Director of Operations, Chris Morales, delivered them to the main postal branch. The staff was thankful to receive this donation and let us know they would be providing them to the mail carriers to use while sorting and delivering packages and mail.
There have been so many people across the United States that have stepped up to help out during the pandemic. Our postal workers are in this group, and we are thankful for them.