Retired Chicago Postal Worker Wanda Tolbert Gives Away 50 Backpacks To Homeless

CHICAGO (CBS) — A former postal worker is making it her mission to improve the lives of others this winter.

For the past seven years, Wanda Tolbert has handed out backpacks to the homeless. On Saturday morning, she gave away 50 more at the Franciscan homeless shelter on the city’s West Side.

The backpacks are filled with essentials including socks, gloves, toilet paper, blankets, and more. They are her way of lending a hand to Chicagoans in need.

Tolbert said as a letter carrier, she would buy meals for the homeless on her route – and she learned a small gesture can go a long way.

She hopes she can inspire others to do the same.

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New scam uses fake US Postal Service money orders, gets victims to buy gift cards as ‘mystery shopper’

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The U.S. Postal Service is warning about a scam that’s making its way around the area by criminals who hoping victims will fall for it because they might get caught up in financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s a variation on the “mystery shopper” scam that previously used what appeared to be real checks. Now, the criminals use fake U.S. Postal Service Money Orders.

A victim would not expect to find cash just sitting in a mailbox for no apparent reason, but that’s exactly what criminals want their targets to think when they send a letter asking a person to accomplish a simple task for cash.

Here’s how it works:

 

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Trump-damaged Postal Service still lagging in key states raising mail-in ballot concerns

Rachel Maddow reports on the speed of U.S.P.S. mail delivery still not having recovered from the damage done over the summer by the political donor Donald Trump put in charge of the Postal Service, raising concerns for states with hard deadlines for mail-in ballots, particularly the battleground state of Michigan. Aired on 10/23/2020.

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