New Postage Stamp: Benefits Vets with PTSD


source: USA Today

Buying a new stamp from the USPS will help raise funds for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.  

The postal service this week released the “Healing PTSD” semipostal stamp, with all proceeds set to go to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The stamp symbolizes the PTSD healing process, the postal service said, featuring a green plant growing from the ground with fallen leaves around it. 

Post offices are selling the stamp for 65 cents — 10 cents higher than the current First-Class Mail postage rate — to help fund PTSD research. 

The stamp is the second semipostal stamp released by USPS, meaning the service determined that advancing the cause is in the national public interest.  

“The Postal Service is honored to issue this semipostal stamp as a powerful symbol of the healing process, growth and hope for tens of millions of Americans who experience PTSD……… Today, with the issuance of this stamp, the nation renews its commitment to raise funds to help treat soldiers, veterans, first responders, health care providers and other individuals dealing with this condition.”

David C. Williams

“Healing PTSD” stamps can be sold for no longer than two years, per the Semipostal Authorization Act. A book of 20 of them costs $13. 

Healing PTSD: USPS begins selling new 65-cent stamp to raise money to support afflicted veterans

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