Sometime around February 25, 2020, our mailbox (and garbage can) were stolen from near the rear entrance of our facility. Honestly, we don't know why someone would steal a mailbox or a garbage can, but that appears to be the case. We also don't know if there would have been any important mail still in the box. All we know is that we need the box, we need the garbage can, and that (literally) a Federal Offense has occurred. We simply want them returned safe and sound.
Mailboxes, help myself and others keep in touch with outside world. If the internet didn't exist, or telephones. How would people contact me?? #mailboxmatters
-Travis M, Altoona
I can't believe that Trusty is gone...the joy that his little flag brought to me when he would say if the mail was delivered yet or not...that just...can't be replaced. I've know Trusty since birth, and seen him at his worst, but I can't understand why anyone could ever do this to him, and take him away from us.
- Brock B, Duncansville
“An email can never replace the creative and personal touch I feel when I receive a letter in the mail. My favorite part of my day is opening my mailbox to see what I have received.”
- Katy M, Hollidaysburg
The mailbox was like a fellow coworker of mine. We greeted each other every morning.
- Emily W, Ashville
Mr. Box was one-in-a-million! He had his flaws, but that's what made Mr. Box into the mailbox he is today! Please come home, Trusty! Mail just isn't the same without you!
- Ethan E, Altoona
The mailbox never let me down. It was always there for me. I feel lost without it and just want it to come home safely.
- Jocelyn G, Altoona
I just want to say I didn’t know this mailbox all that well, however, it always seemed very kind. Whenever I would pass by, it never had a bad thing to say about anyone. It often gave me a little wave with its flag, which would bring a smile to my face. I’m praying and am willing to offer a self-addressed stamped box for it’s safe return. ❤️
- Kathy, Cresson