Monday, November 29, 2010

We are in the local news! November 2010

If you haven't heard already we made the local newspapers.....Wow! There is an article in the Oak Hill / Herndon Connection (Nov 17-23) and the Centre View. Both center around a speech I gave at the Western Fairfax County Womens Club in October. This was their recruitment meeting at the Chantilly Library. Since then this group (WFCWC) has raised over $600 dollars for the Freedom Petals cooler, donated more than 500 vases, collected ribbon, oasis and silk flowers for our cause. Many new volunteers from this club are also attending the flower events to create beautiful flowers for our wounded warriors. I appreciate all the continued support they have provided Freedom Petals, the organization is made up of many talented women who are committed to share our message.
The Greenbriar Garden Club is also an important partner to Freedom Petals, I spoke at one of their meetings last spring and since then this group has been donating vases and supporting our volunteer needs. I received a call from their President Barbara this past week and the Garden Club will be making a monetary donation of $500 to Freedom Petals. Thank you so much!

Everyday I thank God for his guidance to keep this message of hope and healing through flowers alive every month. A simple way to say "Thank You" to our service members. I couldn't have done this without the help and support of family and volunteers.
Thanks to all who have donated their time and for all the vases/robbon/flowers that show up at my front door. Also thank you for the special monetary donations that I have received. Thank you notes are coming........

***Needs for December's event - Green and Red ribbon 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide, green florist tape, silk poinsettias for our pens, Pens with caps ( no clickers or buttons) as we cover up most of the pen with the florist tape.
Corsage pins with pearl tops.


In DECEMBER we will deliver to the hospital only. Freedom Petals will make corsages and poinsetta pens for the nurses for the holidays. I know everyone is very busy this month and I wish you all a happy healthy holiday season.