London police give flowers
Flowers are commonly used to comfort those who are afflicted or grieving the loss of a loved one, but for victims of home burglaries in London, England, blooms are also being used to help soften the blow.
The Telegraph reports that iFlorist, a floral wholesaler based 200 miles away in Lancashire, donates 16 bunches of flowers that are delivered to victims along with cards on behalf of the Metropolitan Police in the North London borough of Barnet each week.
The West Mercia Police department, a territorial police force for Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire counties, also has been giving flowers to victims. Officers began the program four years ago, and the flowers are paid for out of a police community fund, which is made up of proceeds from the sale of unclaimed property as well as contributions from officers, department staff and the public.
Could this practice trickle “across the pond” to the U.S.? How might you work with your local law enforcement officers to brighten victims’ days?
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