“Without our people, there’s no way we can make the holidays happen,” United States Postal Service communications specialist Rod Spurgeon said.
The employees are the ones who “make the magic happen” and Spurgeon said mail service has been preparing for the holiday season all year long.
Inside the USPS Priority Mail Center in Utah, dozens of workers are operating hundreds of machines to sort and process thousands of packages every hour. Employees are working 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to make sure mail gets delivered during the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week of the year.
“We process all of these Christmas presents throughout the season and I just love it because we get to bring magic to all these kids around the world,” holiday helper and USPS worker Yvette Allgood said.
Allgood is one of several workers who wears a Christmas hat as she drives carts holding pallets of parcels around the center to get them to the correct sorting spot.