Todd Blanchard, Niles, OH

Niles, OH, Rural Carrier Todd Blanchard

Niles, OH, Rural Carrier Todd Blanchard was delivering mail during the winter when he came upon an older customer in trouble.

The man had fallen while clearing his driveway with a snow blower.

Blanchard rushed to the man’s side and helped him get up and into his home.

The customer later contacted the local Post Office to express his gratitude, saying that he’d feared being stranded for hours in life-threatening conditions.

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