Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28th 2012 Arrangement Making Event

There will be a flower delivery on Monday, 30 January and today was the start to make that delivery successful.  We had nine volunteers who made 50 arrangements and 30 valentine corsages and we managed to have some fun, too.  We had buckets and buckets of donated by Trader Joes, Reston who has been a consistent partner in this endeavor.  We also have wonderful volunteers who donate a number of vases consistently, which keeps us able to make these beautiful arrangements in all sizes and colors.

On Monday, Michele and I are going to be looking at Fisher House and other properties on base where we can hand out our flowers.  We look forward to a very successful delivery on Monday and hopefully a successful search.  
We will keep you posted on what we find and on our next event, which is in March 2012.  

Holiday Delivery Monday December 19th

Michele and I started our delivery by putting beautiful Christmas arrangements in the back of my car.  It was my first visit to Walter Reed Bethesda.  It was actually an adventure for me just to find the place.  Surprisingly it seemed like a very short drive and there we were entering the gates into a very different atmosphere than the Walter Reed of Washington D.C.  They were ready for us with two carts, which we totally filled top and bottom with beautiful holiday arrangements.  We entered the lobby and off we went to deliver them to our wounded warriors.   The warriors, their families and the staff of the hospital were all very welcoming and seemed genuinely happy to receive our flowers.  The flowers seemed to lift the spirits of everyone that we gave them to.

I just want everyone to know how much I feel our deliveries mean to the families, the warriors and the staff.  It certainly made my holiday that much more special to assist Michele in delivering the smiles to everyone.