Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy New Year! 2015 January Event Scheduled

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a blessed holiday and fun bringing in the New Year 2015.  Freedom Petals in looking forward to another year bringing smiles to our wounded warriors with flowers.

We are confirmed for our Walter Reed Delivery and support to the Aleethia Friday Night Dinner.  
Our flower event will be 23/24 January.  
Friday - 23 January - 9 - till noon  (Aleethia Dinner arrangements)
Saturday 24 January - 9 till we are done.  Bouquets for Walter Reed and Fisher House.

Thanks again for all your help this past year.  In partnership with Aleethia Foundation and The Herndon Florist (Anne Harvey), Freedom Petals donated flowers for another Wounded Warrior wedding on January 12th.  The Aleethis foundation provided the venue restaurant in Rockville, Md.  The Herndon Florist created the beautiful orange/salmon bridal bouquet, and assorted flowers for the wedding.  Congrats to Michael and Angela!

Take Care,
God Bless,


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SEPTEMBER FLOWER EVENT

Gods Flower Transport 


                                 A photo of the Freedom Petals truck filled with our beautiful bouquets ready to leave for Walter Reed and Fisher House.  I don't know what we would do without the angels that have blessed this ministry.  Without the incredible talent and giving volunteers Freedom Petals Inc. wouldn't be starting its' 6th year of bringing smiles to our wounded warriors through flowers.

                                 The September event was nothing less than a humbling experience.  The delivery was quiet, respectful and magical as usual.  Fisher House was so appreciative for the bowl size vases packed with fall colors.  The flowers were so beautiful and fresher than usual thanks to Trader Joe's Reston.  Anne Harvey from the Herndon Florist donated dry cat tails and fall leaves for this event.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  We had lots of volunteers came out for this event.....my regular Friday team out shined themselves and the Saturday group worked hard on the large vases for the Hospital Chapel and nurses stations.  Thanks to Joan who attended the delivery.

      NOVEMBER EVENT NEWS

We took a little break in October to complete all the new security forms to enter Walter Reed National Medical Center.  The world has changed and they have updated new security processes to protect our military bases and personnel.  We have a confirmed date with WRNMMC for our November flower delivery event. 
 
Day and time to volunteer.
Friday, November 21st - 9 am to 1:00
Saturday, November 22nd - 9 am till done

THANKS Michele

Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Petals Flower Event


Hi All,

The September event will be Friday, 26 September (Friday only).  We received a wedding flower donation for this event,  the flowers will be cut and ready to go into vases.
Ann Harvey (Herndon Florist) will be donating some fall dry flowers as well.

Please respond if you can attend the Friday event:
[email protected]
Friday, September 26th -- 9 am till done

Hope to see the Friday team. 
Take Care,
Michele 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Flower Event - July 2014

Our July event was a huge success.  The volunteers worked very hard on Friday, 18 July to complete the flower bouquets for the Aleethia Dinner at the Capital Hill Club in Washington D.C. and for the Tuesday delivery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The dinner was filled with wonder; there were so many children of our warriors attending and the special guests were the VetDOGs from New York.  Liberty and Lela both Labs were with their Veteran owners sharing the story of how they met and what they do to help them get through a day.
Please see the beautiful flowers the Friday Freedom Petals team created for the dinner and the vetdogs taking a well deserved snooze at the dinner.


August is a month of rest and vacations.  Freedom Petals resumes in September.  I will let you know the dates as soon as I can schedule them.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!  THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

Monday, June 9, 2014


Hi Everyone,

I received confirmation from Walter Reed that we have a scheduled delivery on Monday, June 16th.  So the plan is to make flower arrangements on 
Saturday, 14 June "ONLY."  
We will be taking flowers to the hospital and Fisher House.

EVENT - my  house
Saturday, 14 JUNE
9 till we are done.
RSVP to [email protected]


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MAY Freedom Petals Events *** Weddings, Friday Night Dinners, Walter Reed Wounded Warrior Cafe Mother's Day Brunch

WHEN PICTURES SAY IT BETTER THAN WORDS!
HERNDON FLORIST WEDDING BOUQUET

HAPPY WARRIOR COUPLE



ALEETHIA FRIDAY DINNERS
FREEDOM PETALS VOLUNTEERS
WR CAFE MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Aleethia Dinner - Friday 9 May 2014 Mother's Day Event

Good Morning Michele,
Thanks so much for bringing smiles to the wives, moms etc. As usual it was a chaotic beginning but all worked out...we passed out the arrangements at the end and everyone was excited to take the flowers home. They said to send their thanks to you since you and Keith had to leave early. We had one corsage left and I gave it to one of our volunteers to take home to his #1 lady! I gave the basket for the restaurant to the owner's son and he was very appreciative and was going to display it on their front entrance table and said to thank you! Since we didn't do door prizes because Clark brought a gift card for every service member... I gave the other basket of flowers to one of the Marines who was headed out the door to drive 5 hours to surprise his Mom for Mother's Day... he was excited to have flowers to give her when he got their later that night. I saw this morning she posted a picture of flowers (attached is the photo she posted on facebook) she received (hmmmm! they look familiar) so your flowers brought a smile to a Marine Mom and made her son feel happy to have a basket of flowers for his Mom. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! Thanks again to all your volunteers and to your helper, Keith!!                              Best, Margaret