NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) –
When the U.S. Postal Service stopped delivering packages to a New Orleans high-rise, some residents had a tough time getting their medicine.
For the last few months, retrieving postal packages had become a hardship, until this week.
“Sometimes the mailman would leave them (packages) at the front desk, and when we come in, sometimes they would call us and say ‘come on down and get your package’ and sometimes the mailman would deliver the package right in front of the door,” explained resident Elaine Brown.
Concerned about the elderly and disabled tenants, one woman turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for action.
Two months ago, Elaine Brown shared her frustrations with the Defenders after the postal service stopped delivering all packages to the Guste high-rise.
Brown, who’s 65 and diabetic, explained how she would walk several blocks through busy intersections and in the weather to retrieve packages at the main post office on Loyola Avenue.
“Holy spirit said go to FOX 8. FOX 8 just kept coming up,” she said. Her call prompted the Defenders to get answers.