An anonymous donor has given 3,000 roses to United Way of Greater Chattanooga for memorial and funeral services for the five service members slain in last week's attack at the Navy/Marine operations center.
United Way needs volunteers today and Friday to help prepare the blooms — unpackaging, snipping ends, placing in water and setting in refrigerators.
Up to 25 volunteers are needed 1-5 p.m. today (bring pruners if you have them) and more on Friday to unload the flowers at memorial sites.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer should contact Anna Baker at United Way of Greater Chattanooga, 423-752-0316, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The work will take place today at the Chattanooga General Services Building, 274 E. 10th St.
Friday's service times and places will be released later.
Read more about the attacks on Chattanooga military facilities