The City of Culver City and the Exchange Club of Culver City recently joined together to distribute more than 600 Valentine’s Day plants to residents in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities throughout the community. The City’s Economic Recovery Task Force’s Non-Profit Working Group worked with the Exchange Club to develop the program concept to connect to individuals who are the most isolated during the pandemic. With a generous donation of time and materials by the Exchange Club, the City’s Fire Department and Community Risk Reduction team safely delivered more than 600 cactus plants last Friday.
The groups selected the resilient plants to symbolize both hope and growth, and serve as a tangible reminder that better days are ahead–especially now as vaccine distribution gains momentum. The Exchange Club of Culver City also coordinated with the Culver City Girl Scouts to ensure that each plant was accompanied with a colorful Valentine!
“I’m proud to acknowledge the work of our City staff, the Girl Scouts, and our Exchange Club who are continually dedicated to bring support and happiness to our senior community. This Valentine’s Day was a wonderful example of a variety of caring people coming together to bring a smile to so many faces,” said Culver City Mayor Alex Fisch.
Jeff Cooper, the President of the Exchange Club of Culver City stated: “Our club jumped on this idea after hearing that so many in skilled, assisted and senior care facilities were shut off from their family and friends due to COVID-19. Together, with the City’s support and the Girl Scouts’ hard work, the three groups worked collaboratively to enrich the lives of many in Culver City that needed that little something to brighten their days.”
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