The heat and humidity can take a toll on those who deliver the mail. These are people who have to be outside in towns, walking from one home to another to make sure residents and businesses get their mail. There are some mail drivers who can stay in their vehicles on their routes, but they still deal with the heat as most city trucks don’t have air, and the window needs to be left down in a personal vehicle in order to place the mail in a box.
A boy in Newport News decided to make it a little easier for his mailman. He started leaving Gatorade and cold water bottles for the mailman to get when he would come by the house. Carmine McDaniel is 8, and he wanted to make a difference for the man who has to be outside in the heat while bringing mail to his home. He out a large cooler on his front porch that is filled with ice. There is a note on top of the cooler that lets the mailman know to get a cold drink. There have been heat advisories in the Newport News area, and with the high humidity, it feels even hotter than the air temperature outside. This is a simple way that this young man is offering help to those who have to be outside while working.