The board and staff of Gooding Helping Hearts & Hands Inc. would like to thank our 2016 contributors: United Way, St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Foundation, Idaho Foodbank, Unrestricted Southwestern Region Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, Idaho Power, IDACORP Employees, South Central Community Action Agency, American Legion Post #30-Gooding, Northern Lights Woodcraft, Ridleys, M & W Market, Simerlys, Gooding United Methodist Church, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Gooding LDS 1st Ward, Wendell LDS 1st Ward, First Christian Church, First Baptist Church, First Southern Baptist Church, Desert Hills Community Church, Wendell New Life Church, ShuFly Arena, Catholic Women’s League, Methodist Men’s Club, Gooding Elks Lodge 1745, Chobani, all Gooding schools, P.E.O. Chapter G, Judy Erdman, Russell Visser, Dustin Vincent, Shannon and Gary Sackman, Claire and Gary Major, Chris Peterson, Lucile Bickett, Gooding Christmas Craft Fair, Glanbia, Gooding Basque Association, Demaray Funeral Service, D & D Transport, Grocery Outlet, La Posada, L.M. Davenport Inc., Wendell Magic Valley Growers, Pizzaz Pizza Inc., Sliman and Butler Irrigation, Park Pump Service, Stampede Burger, Columbia Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Locke Agency, Cheney Bus Inc. and many other individual people. God bless you!
Cindi Canine, president, Board of Directors
Helping Hearts & Hands Inc.
Letter carriers, thank you
Thank you to our business and residential customers who helped the letter carriers this winter by clearing safe passages to their respective mail receptacles. As you well know, the weather this time was extremely challenging with heavy snowfalls and bitter cold temperatures. Your support, understanding and cooperation show that you have a bonding with the Constitution of the United States of America by helping getting the mail delivered. Your continued support with postage sales, instead of using tax revenue, helps the U.S. Postal Service grow to maintain six-day delivery, and current door-to-door delivery, of first-class mail and in some locations, seven-day delivery of packages, to all Americans, city and rural. In the first quarter of 2017, (October, November and December 2016) the Postal Service obtained an operating profit of $522 million. This demonstrates a strong showing total of $3.7 billion since the start of FY 2014. The main burden of the USPS finances is the pre-funding mandate by congress for future retirees health benefits 75 years into future. A bipartisan congress is now currently working, with the input of all involved coalitions, to positively work out the financial challenges of the Postal Service. Again, thank you for your support and involvement to serve you the best and safest way possible, all year round. Together, we can make this upward swing of the USPS continue for future generations.
Idaho State Association of Letter Carriers