Ramstein community helps postal Airmen during busy holiday season

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  • By Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Members of the Northside Chapel volunteered to help Airmen at the Northside Post Office here, Dec. 9.

To celebrate the season of giving back, chaplains, their assistants, and other volunteers spent the day helping the 86th Communication Squadron postal Airmen sort mail.

Senior Master Sgt. Jose Gomez, 86th Airlift Wing chapel operations superintendent, believes it’s all about bringing the community closer together in this time of the year.

“The 86th AW chapel team are here to spend time with our units and to spread the word asking for more volunteers to assist the post office during the holiday season,” Gomez said. “Volunteering is about making a positive impact to the community. It is important because it allows you to meet new friends and build a network support in the community.”

The purpose was to not only help the Airmen with their job, but also to spread the word about volunteering at the post office during the holiday season.

“The holidays are hands-down the busiest time of the year for us all,” Airman 1st Class Djemila Evans, 86th Communication Squadron postal specialist, said. “When we see volunteers come in and help, not only do they help us not feel overwhelmed with the large workload, but it also boosts our morale seeing new faces.”

For those that can find time to help out at the post office, the process is easy. Call the Northside Post Office at 480-7857 (06371-47-7857) to schedule your time slot to help Airmen during the busiest time of the year for Ramstein’s postal specialists.

However, more than just postal Airmen need help during the holidays. Volunteer opportunities arise across the Kaiserslautern Military Community constantly, and some venues to reach out to the local communities in need are the United Service Organizations, located at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, or the chapel.

These organizations can help make a difference in the community and aid in maintaining morale through dozens of volunteer opportunities during the holiday season. It’s the time of year where people are brought together, and giving back to those in need is part of Ramstein’s culture of Airmen looking out for Airmen and more.