Mailbox set up for support letters
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
12/19/12 at 4:59 AM
The Newtown Post Office has set up a special mailbox for people who would like to send cards and letters of support to the community of Newtown, Conn., site of Friday's horrific killing, according to the businessnewsdaily.com.
Workers received phone calls all day Monday from people who "want to send their thoughts and prayers in the form of letters, cards, care packages and drawings from their children," the website reported Monday.
Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470.
On Monday, the Postal Service dedicated a post office box to the town because an enormous amount of mail is expected, Maureen Marion, manager of corporate communications for northeast area for the USPS, said in the report.
Marion expects letters from children and schools and encourages people to write letters and cards that "can be saved and reread later," she told the website.
All mail to the box will be monitored to make sure families receive only what is appropriate and aren't exposed to anything "a family member doesn't need to see," Marion said.