Apr 30, 2020
Dümmen Orange, Armstrong Garden Centers Hand Out Orchids to Frontline Health Care Workers

Dümmen Orange and Armstrong Garden Centers recently teamed up to show their support to area frontline health care workers in California.

More than 400 orchids and 100 hanging baskets were handed out to medical personnel at Primary Care Associates (PCA) Medical Group in Vista, California, and at Villa Monticello Assisted Living Memory Care Facility for Seniors in Escondido, California.

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted everyone in the U.S. and around the world especially at medical facilities and senior care centers.

“We really wanted to show our gratitude to the medical community in how they have all stepped up to the challenge in caring for our sick and elderly under very trying conditions,” said Heather VonAllmen, Dümmen Orange western sales manager for tropicals. “Thanks to the generosity of our local partners at Armstrong Garden Centers, we can help lift the spirits of area medical personnel who are truly saving lives and providing critical care for patients battling COVID-19.”

The novel coronavirus remains a concern for people of all ages but certainly for senior citizens and the immuno-compromised, which is why the medical community remains vigilant in protecting this high-risk group.

“We wanted to say thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff that are selflessly serving our communities and provide a bright spot for patients,” said Desiree Heiman, vice president of marketing for Armstrong Garden Centers. “May these flowers brighten the day of those that need it the most today and in the future.”

Orchids are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are colorful and fragrant. Potential benefits of orchids include them being natural air purifiers, helping reduce stress by providing a calming influence, improving sleep quality and being self-care flowers among other things.

For more details about Dümmen Orange, visit na.dummenorange.com or for more information about Armstrong Garden Centers, visit www.armstronggarden.com.