|Updated: 7/23/2013 5:33 pm
||Published: 7/23/2013 1:25 pm
The way people get their mail could be changing
A proposal to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service being supported by House Republicans could save billions, but end door-to-door service.
That's a problem for Tulsans who are elderly or disabled.
Trudy Graham has lived in this home since 1969 and checking her mail every day is something she really looks forward to.
"I'm 79 years old and my husband is 81 and if we had to go somewhere else to get our mail it would be a real problem," she said.
She told FOX23 she and her husband used to have a post office box, but that got too expensive and they didn't go very often anyway.
Right now, the U.S. Postal service is working towards a more centralized form of delivery. This means neighbors would pick up their own mail from a cluster box in their neighborhood, rather than getting it at their front door.
However, Trudy is not a fan of this idea.
"I wouldn't like that at all," she said.
FOX23 broke it down, and discovered that 35 million residences and businesses get mail delivered to their door.
According to a recent report from the Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, ending door-to-door delivery would save $4.5 billion a year.
Earlier this year, the post office wanted to end Saturday mail delivery to save money, but that decision was later changed.
To lawmakers considering this proposal, Trudy has a strong message: "It stinks. Don't do it. Period."