Since mid-March Random Acts of Flowers has stopped its service following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s directives. Every week close to 1,500 lightly used flowers were delivered to seniors around East Tennessee before the coronavirus swept across the country.
The nonprofit collects bouquets from florists, grocery stores and funeral homes. Their volunteers help arrange the flowers and make delivers several times a week.
For now, production has stopped and no flowers are being delivered. However, the core staff members have not stopped working.
Staff members have found a way to remain busy however: Getting ready to move into a warehouse.
The transition had been planned for months, but now with the shutdown moving day has been accelerated.