The Floral Heart Project was started by Kristina Libby as a way to commemorate those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. You can check out their website by visiting here.
This memorial in Chattanooga will serve as an outlet for all who have been affected as a way to express their grief and as a remembrance to those that have been lost.
The organization, Marked by Covid along with mayors, state legislators, and Members of Congress are taking action this March 1 as part of a coordinated call for an annual COVID-19 Memorial Day in remembrance of those we’ve lost. You can learn more about this effort by clicking here.
For our part in Chattanooga we will be building a floral heart on March that will be available to the public as a place to show support and to act as a visualization of those we have lost. We want all that have been affected to know that we care and that, as a community, we recognize and honor their loss and grief.
You can find this Memorial on March 1-3 at the corner of 1428 Williams St at our new store with POMKT
At 7PM on March 1, we will be projecting “Heartbleed” on the side of the building. This digital installation uses a floral petal for every person who has died time to the date of their death. This digital timeline shows the enormity of those lost daily to COVID-19 in a visual living memorial.
For those wanting to volunteer, click here. For those wanting to donate, please venmo “Blumenwagen” and write in the description “Floral Heart Project” or “FHP”.
A big thanks to everyone who has reached out so far, we love our community and appreciate you so much.