This week our Flower Angel USA workshop was booming! Our loyal and awesome floral partner,Trader Joes, donated a ton of flowers. Our dedicated and extraordinary volunteers picked up, arranged and delivered a whopping 160 gorgeous “Made Especially For You” bouquets to several nursing homes including Rosewood Manor in Harwich, Mayflower in Yarmouth, Epoch Brewster and Epoch Harwich. This random act of floral love brought sunshine and delight to many.
Sadly, statistics reveal that 85% of patients in nursing homes nationwide receive few, if any, visitors. 60% of people have never received one visitor. Many of our elderly have been forgotten by society. Flower Angels USA’s mission is to change that—one bouquet at a time!
You can make a difference! Could you spare an hour of your week to volunteer? There are many tasks to do and no experience is required. You’ll work with wonderful people and have your heart filled with love knowing you are helping uplift spirits of so many lonely people. Flower Angel, Karen K. drives from New Bedford weekly to deconstruct and arrange gorgeous bouquets. Florists, such as Karen, Faith and Abigail volunteer and provide useful tips that help volunteers create more beautiful bouquets. Kathleen T., our recently retired school principal, has been amazing! Ro, our retired nurse, yogi and newest creative Flower Angel jumped in and made magnificent bouquets. Paul, our Rotarian Flower Angel volunteer, led a vase drive with the Hyannis Rotary Club and has collected close to 200 vases already. Without being asked, he pitched in and washed a ton of vases this week! We send A GIANT HUG to you, Paul for all you do! Our youngest “Founder” Flower Angel, Mara, worked diligently with her job coach deconstructing, making floral arrangements then delivered them and took photos. Thank you, Mara and all of our wonderful Flower Angel USA team!
Suzanne and Karen send much love to our extraordinary volunteers.