Wesley Berry Flowers Gives Away 156,000 Roses to Express Good Will on MLK Day

Jan 16, 2013, 16:46 ET from Wesley Berry Flowers

DETROIT, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many communities that are suffering economic hardships, storm damage or unspeakable personal tragedies.  The simple act of giving a rose to another person is the idea behind one florist's attempt to reach out to others with hope and kindness.  He has been making this gesture of good will for the past 13 years in Metro Detroit.

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Wesley Berry, owner of Wesley Berry Flowers and Flower Delivery Express has celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by providing free roses in bunches of a dozen for the past 12 years.  This year on Monday, January 21, Wesley Berry will be giving away 12,000 roses absolutely FREE to any adult who visits one of his Five Metro Detroit Wesley Berry Flowers locations between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (or until the supply runs out).

This will be the 13th year of Wesley Berry Flowers sponsoring this event making the total number of roses given away over 156,000 in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.  This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

There is one catch however.  Everyone who takes a dozen roses has to make a promise to keep one rose for themselves and give the others away to 11 different people.  Wesley Berry hopes people will use this opportunity to become acquainted with new people or to renew old friendships.  Like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Wesley Berry has committed himself to creating harmony among people.

About FlowerDeliveryExpress.com

FlowerDeliveryExpress.com is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau the company has also been voted "Best Florist" over a dozen times. FlowerDeliveryExpress.com. delivers from their own brick and mortar flower shops with their own delivery fleet and through FedEx and UPS from coast to coast. Deliveries are also made via a computerized sending network of affiliated shops. They provide delivery throughout most of the United States, Canada and to over eighty countries around the world.

Wesley Berry is the CEO of FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, a multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation. He also owns Wesley Berry Flowers a Detroit-based brick and mortar florist established in 1946.

Shoppers can conveniently make floral purchase by phone at 888.851.2881 and online at www.FlowerDeliveryExpress.com 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

SOURCE Wesley Berry Flowers