The Bloom Project announce the second annual Shred it Live on Saturday, June 6, a one-day event hosted by Martha Hendrick of Strategic Realty where community members can securely shred their legal and financial documents for just $5 per box. All proceeds will benefit The Bloom Project.
Shred it Live will take place on Saturday, June 6 from 10am through noon in the parking lot adjacent to the rear entrance of JC Penny at Cascade Village Shopping Center, located at 63455 N Hwy 97, Suite 93 in Bend.
“Shred it Live is an idea developed by Martha Hendrick to build awareness and raise funds for The Bloom Project while providing a needed service to the community,” said Heidi Berkman, founder of The Bloom Project. “We are grateful to Strategic Realty and Martha’s passion for – and commitment to – our mission to spread beauty and joy through the gift of fresh flowers to hospice and palliative care patients in our community.”
Hendrick has been marketing and selling homes to families and individuals for over 30 years, researching and recommending the best properties for purchase. In order to “pay it forward,” Martha chose The Bloom Project, in memory of her late husband, who was also her “business partner, cheerleader and best friend.”
Martha and her daughter, Liz Taylor, received flowers from The Bloom Project while caring for husband/father during late 2011 at Hospice House in Bend. http://marthahendrick.com
Founded in 2007 by Heidi Berkman in Bend, The Bloom Project is a volunteer-run nonprofit that provides fresh floral bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients. Now, with locations in Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California, both of which opened in 2013, The Bloom Project receives each of its flowers from donations provided by floral distributors, local stores, community members and special events.
The flowers are repurposed by volunteers into beautiful bouquets ready to deliver to local hospice and palliative care patients. Volunteers come from all different backgrounds; many are retired or have no floral experience. Members of the team with floral design experience host training sessions, teaching new volunteers how to: care for the flowers, identify which flowers to keep and properly arrange a bouquet.
Berkman and her team of volunteers are committed to sustainable business practices. Not only are they eco-friendly in their efforts to repurpose flowers from their partners, but also by composting floral waste.