Charity recycles donated flowers to hospital patients

A new mom receives flowers from Random Acts of Flowers. (Photo: Twitter/FTD)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - No one likes being at the hospital - but one new local organization is doing something to give patients a little happiness.

Random Acts of Flowers opened a branch Thursday in Indianapolis. It's the charity's fifth branch nationwide.

The group collects donations of flowers from weddings and other events where arrangements may otherwise be thrown out. Volunteers give the flowers a fresh cut and fresh water, then create new bouquets, which are hand delivered to a healthcare facility in less than 24 hours.

Thursday, about 75 patients at Eskenazi Health received flowers from the group.

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