The Healing Place Helps The Flower Shuttle Celebrate 20,000th Bouquet
The Healing Place’s Women’s Center gets a weekly infusion of color and beauty from The Flower Shuttle.
The Healing Place of Wake County Women’s Center recently was part of helping a local organization mark a big milestone. Each week The Flower Shuttle delivers a dozen or so bouquets of fresh flowers, without cost, for the residents of The Women’s Center to enjoy. On Tuesday, January 22, 2008, The Flower Shuttle delivered its 20,000 bouquet.
The Flower Shuttle began its volunteer work in the Triangle two years ago. Operating much like a food shuttle, the group collects donations of flowers that would be thrown away from weddings, receptions, grocery stories, florists and others. The volunteers work out of the Raleigh Moravian Church each Tuesday morning where they bring collected flowers, sort, refresh and arrange them.
The Flower Shuttle volunteers meet each Tuesday to arrange donated flowers to share with the community.
Volunteers then deliver the bouquets to The Healing Place Women’s Center and nearly four hundred other residents of the Triangle who are living with disability, sickness poverty and terminal illness. The bright and beautiful arrangements go to those members of the community who would not normally receive the gift of flowers.
“The Women’s Facility is very fortunate to receive weekly floral arrangements from The Flower Shuttle and the Healing Place would like to congratulate them on arranging their 20,000th Floral Bouquet!” announced The Healing Place on their website.
The Healing Place of Wake County is a non-profit rescue and rehabilitation facility that offers a free, long-term, peer-run, 12-step-based residential recovery program for homeless adults with alcohol and drug addictions. The Healing Place men’s facility opened in early 2001. The Women’s Facility opened in early 2006.
A.J. Fletcher Foundation President Barbara Goodmon and former CBC Senior Vice President of Broadcasting Fred Barber were on the initial team to research the concept of The Healing Place in Kentucky and bring it to the Triangle. Both served on the board for many years. American Tobacco Project Manager Michael Goodmon currently serves on The Healing Place’s Board of Directors.
Thanks to The Healing Place for the photo of their Women’s Center and to The Flower Shuttle for the photo of their operation.