Home Depot Volunteers To Replace Stolen Library Roses

By  //  May 14, 2012

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Home Depot volunteers will replace rose bushes Friday that were stolen from the Palm Bay Library. (Shutterstock image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Volunteers with Home Depot, the company whose motto is “You can do it, we can help,” will be at Palm Bay Public Library this Friday to replace a memorial rose garden that was put in place by the library’s staff to honor lost loved ones.

After they did it, thieves apparently helped themselves.

The library has been notified that volunteers from the North Melbourne Home Depot on Wickham Road will be at the library at 9 a.m. Friday to refurbish the landscape and replace the rose garden, said Cathy Schweinsberg, director of library services.

Cathy Schweinsberg is Brevard County's director of library services. (Image courtesy of Brevard County)

In April, the library staff funded and planted nearly two dozen rose bushes as part of a team-building exercise meant to improve the grounds of the library at Port Malabar Boulevard.

But two days after the roses were planted, the library staff found holes in the ground where more than a dozen rose bushes had been planted. Only three bushes remained.

A police report was made, but there have been no arrests.

“This kind and generous gesture by the Home Depot folks means so much to us,” Schweinsberg said.”The library employees, who donated the money themselves to see this garden come to fruition, were devastated. Home Depot restored their faith in humanity.”

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