Out in the cold

Winfield, PA, Rural Carrier Marna Olshefski was making deliveries recently when she noticed an older customer hadn’t retrieved his mail for two days.

Olshefski last recalled seeing the man outside with his dog. She checked with a neighbor, who said she hadn’t seen the man lately.

The Postal Service employee then contacted police to check on the customer.

He was found disoriented and lying outside in his dog’s pen. The customer said his dog had kept him warm during his ordeal.

He was taken to a hospital.

“Kudos to Marna for being aware of her customers and their patterns,” said Winfield Postmaster Teresa Lahr.

Employees featured in “Heroes’ Corner” also receive letters of commendation through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program. The nomination form is available on Blue.