The Flower Shuttle Administrative Team
The Flower Shuttle Administrative Team works behind the scenes to keep The Flower Shuttle running smoothly. The team is made up of 13 members who each serve a 3-year term with Kathy Reece, our founder, as a permanent 14th member.
The complete list of team members and their email addresses is listed below:
President - Katherine McVey
Co-President - OPEN
Secretary - Elaine Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - Mae Marshall
Founder, Conversation &
Visitation - - Kathy Reece email@example.com
Wedding Flower Donation/Special
Event Coordinator - Vicki Presnell
Flower Pick Up
Coordinator - Nancy Long
Floor Manager - Maureen Anobal
Load Out - Carol Tillman
Operations - Ann Frazier
At Large - Deb Dalgliesh
Vases - Emily Nicholson
Volunteer Coordinator - Jean Belluz
Website - Rena Hatcher
Please feel free to contact any of the team members with your suggestions.
You just never know when inspiration will come! The Flower Shuttle program for Raleigh, NC was inspired by an article in Oprah Magazine in February of 2006. The article told the story of a woman in NYC who was appalled at the number of flowers thrown away after events. She began a foundation to recycle flowers to those in need. This article became the catalyst for the birth of The Flower Shuttle.
Organizers sought help from Raleigh Moravian Church which agreed to support this program as a Community Outreach Project. Raleigh Moravian Church and its Women's Ministry gave $700 in seed money to start The Flower Shuttle in March of 2006. Raleigh Moravian also continues to donate the use of their Fellowship Hall for the volunteers to work in each week.
Thanks to 100+ Flower Shuttle volunteers, flowers that were being thrown away after special events, funerals, and weddings are now recycled to people living with sickness, terminal illness, poverty and disability. For a current listing of where Flower Shuttle arrangements are being delivered, please see the box to the left.
The Flower Shuttle project has been a blessing to all involved, from those donating the flowers to those rearranging, and most importantly to our recipients. We have all realized the power that a flower can have when given as an expression of love and care.
For more information on helping us spread our vision please visit our Volunteer page, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com