Some kids follow him on bikes. Others run out of their homes with hands extended. They may not know his name, but they know how to get the postman’s attention: “Mr. Mailman. Mr. Mailman. Do you have anything for me?”
Vandrick R. Hamlin Sr. had pockets full of candy on Wednesday that he passed out to children at the Lancaster Court Apartments as he delivered mail to their parents.
In his 25 years working for the post office, 20 on this route, Hamlin has gotten to know just about everyone he delivers mail to. He’s also recognized the needs in these communities, particularly Lancaster Court Apartments and other nearby complexes.
That pushed Hamlin to organize a back-to-school drive in which he’s asking people to bring book bags and other class supplies for children in areas bordering Wilmington. The school supplies will be distributed to children at a barbecue he’s organized at the Lancaster Court Apartments on Sunday.
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