KALAMAZOO, Mich. – This arctic blast has kept many people indoors and home from work for two days, but snowy routes do not detour mail carriers. United States Postal Services mail carrier, Curtis Bourner, says this is the coldest weather he’s dealt with.
“We have a job to do, just like everybody else, just like you too,” says Curtis.
For 32 years Curtis has enjoyed working outdoors and not being cooped up while working with USPS. He says it’s building the relationships with the residents on his mail route that he loves.
“We take pride in being able to be out in weather like this and go door to door. the people are appreciative, they come out and give thanks,” explains Curtis.
Other than his uniform, the cold weather gear and a candy shop smile, the part of Curtis that may be most apparent is his dedication, and his humility.
“I do my part, but the snow plow driver made sure they got to work this morning, someone made sure I had hot coffee on my way to work. We all work together and everybody does their part as a community; we’ll survive we’re all looking out for each other,” says Curtis.