Carle Place-based online florist and gift company 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. is working with communities in Orlando to help provide flowers for funeral services of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting.
1-800-Flowers reached out Monday to its member florists through BloomNet, an international floral wire service owned by the company. More than 50 volunteers, BloomNet florists and managers in the area are also participating in public events in honor of the victims by distributing white carnations to those in attendance.
“Our employees and florists were devastated by the Orlando tragedy and we wanted to help those in need,” 1-800-Flowers spokeswoman Yanique Woodall said in a statement. “Our hearts continue to go out to the families affected as well as the Orlando community.”
1-800-Flowers brands include gift baskets from Harry & David, specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory, baked goods from Cheryl’s and chocolates from Fannie May.
Earlier this week, JetBlue said it was offering free flights to immediate family members and domestic partners of victims who were killed or injured in the tragedy.