River Ridge residents invite Congressman Scalise to address mail delivery issues

River Ridge residents invite Congressman Scalise to address mail delivery issues

RIVER RIDGE, LA (WVUE) - Some River Ridge residents say they are fed up with the mail service, and are reaching out to Congressman Steve Scalise for help.

"We don't matter, and I just feel like they don't care," Nancy Pearson said.

"It's a big problem. It's not just us, it's everybody in this neighborhood," Peter Caperino said.

Pearson and Caperino are frustrated, saying their neighborhood is being neglected by the U.S. Postal Service.

"Sometimes we get mail, sometimes we don't. Sometimes we'll get mail from the next street over," Caperino said.

"They had delivered all of the mail on our street, but it was supposed to be on the next street. So everybody got somebody else's mail. This has been going on for years. Many many many years," Pearson said.

Caperino lives across the street from Pearson, and says he ends up re-delivering the mail himself.

"I usually just take it over there. You know, it's easy, it's fast, and people will get their mail," Caperino said.

"The lady across the street here, on two separate occasions, she's gotten someone else's prescription medicine," Pearson said.

Pearson started taking notes about a month ago.

"In November starting on the 13th till the end of November, we missed six days of mail, I've gone to the post office on several occasions, and she said they were going to call me back after they investigated, and I've gotten no call back at all from them," Pearson said.

Worried about important mail she's not receiving, she signed up on the USPS website to track her mail.

"It's called informed delivery daily digest, and it comes every morning in the email, and it shows you a picture of each piece of mail that's coming," Pearson said.

Pearson invited her neighbors and Scalise to meet and hopefully resolve this problem Monday.

"Justin from his office is coming on Monday night, and he handles all the mail issues for the congressman. So I'm hoping through their office, that we can get something resolved," Pearson said.

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