Congressman Fred Keller bill naming Laceyville Post Office after Hunts for Healing passes House

February 5, 2020
Press Release
Legislation is Congressman Keller’s first bill to pass the House

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Fred Keller announced Wednesday that the House of Representatives unanimously passed his bill, H.R. 4279, to name the Post Office in Laceyville, Wyoming County, after Melinda “Mindy” Gene Piccotti, an Air Force veteran and community leader who founded Hunts for Healing.


This is Congressman Keller’s first bill to pass the full House of Representatives.


Piccotti started Hunts for Healing in 2009. The program aims to help wounded soldiers returning from military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and other combat veterans transition back into civilian life by allowing them to experience the joys of hunting, including social interaction and comradery.


An Air Force veteran, Piccotti dedicated her life to helping veterans and wounded soldiers until her death in 2018.


On the advancement of the legislation, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) said the following:


“To the many veterans she helped, their families and loved ones, and the people of Laceyville, Mindy Piccotti is nothing short of a hero. I am proud that the House of Representatives unanimously recognized that her achievements are worthy of this great honor.


“Mindy left an indelible mark on the Laceyville community, but also the lives of thankful veterans whose lives have been dramatically improved by the caring and outreach of Mindy and the Hunts for Healing program.


“As this bill advances, I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate and in the Laceyville area to finally get Mindy the recognition her work deserves.”