February 16, 2007

Mailing addresses

There are two different addresses for sending us mail and packages:

(PLEASE EMAIL US FIRST BEFORE SENDING ANYTHING FEDEX, UPS, OR DHL AS WE HAVE TO ASK SOMEONE IN THE OFFICE IN TEGUC TO SIGN FOR THE PACKAGE WHICH SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THEIR NAME):

For postal service (USPS) mail/packages:
Luke or Annie Gingerich, PCT
Voluntario del Cuerpo de Paz
Apartado Postal 3158
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, America Central

For FedEx, UPS, or DHL mail/packages:
Luke or Annie Gingerich, PCT
Voluntario del Cuerpo de Paz
Atención: Gustavo Nuñez
Avenida Republica de Chile #401
Colonia Palmira
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, America Central


Other mailing tips:
Do not send any electrical device or appliances via FedEx, UPS, or DHL, as a customs clearence process is required which will cost around $90. Try to use padded envelopes if possible and Peace Corps recommends asking for shipment tracking numbers so you can track packages through the carriers' websites. As an additional preventative measure, write "Articulos Religiosos" (Religious articles) or "Materiales de la educacion" (Education material) on the outer packaging so prospective thieves have less desire to open packages to begin with. (Anna, another PCV volunteer suggested that last bit).

1 comment:

Aunt Lora said...

I hope to not read lots of posts about how your flights are delayed today! Good luck and God speed. I'm thinking of you.