A flower delivery company in Southern California is being praised for its work in a drought-stricken community.
The California-based Azaleas flower delivery service, Azaleafood, is looking to raise money to help families in the Southern California city of Irvine, a city of about 1.3 million people, with a water shortage.
“In Irvine, we have a lot of water issues and we’re a community that’s always going to have water issues,” said John Zielinski, Azales flower delivery manager.
For Azalean customers, the service offers a variety of flower delivery options from hand-picked to frozen.
We want to make sure that we’re doing our part, he said.
The Azalees company will offer frozen and frozen handpicked flowers in Orange County, but it plans to expand to Los Angeles and other areas in Southern Caliornia and beyond.
The company has been in business for about 15 years, Zielinksi said.
The company has worked with Orange County Mayor Tom Tait and city officials.
Azalea customers have had to make tough decisions, Zuelinski said.
They’ve seen what they can’t live without and what they don’t want to have to go through.
It’s just like having a job.
They just want to get on with their lives and they want to be able to do it,” Zielinskis told ABC News.
Zielinski said Azaleys customer service staff is one of the few who have been through a water crisis in the past.
He said the Azaleahs work in an area that’s often hard hit with drought, especially during the rainy season, which occurs at the end of August and the beginning of September.
There have been times in the last couple of years when it’s been dry, but you still see people coming through the door.
And we’re not just a service that serves Orange County; we’re also here for people all over the county.
The company said it expects to reach 1,500 customers by the end.