Paula Drake, Fords, NJ

Fords, NJ, Letter Carrier Paula Drake

Letter Carrier Paula Drake was worried when she recently noticed mail piling up at a customer’s home in Fords, NJ.

Drake looked through a window and spotted the resident unconscious on the floor.

She immediately called 911 and remained on the scene until emergency responders arrived and took the customer to a hospital.

In recognition of her efforts, Drake later joined a group of civic-minded Postal Service employees from the New York area who helped ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange.

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