Flowers from Pigeon Forge Kanye West event donated to Knoxville charity

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Flowers used as decoration at Kanye West's Sunday Service in Pigeon Forge are not done fulfilling their purpose.

Random Acts of Flowers said their workshop was filled with blooms / Source: (RAF)

Random Acts of Flowers said the leftover blooms will be donated to people in East Tennessee who could use a pick me up.

RAF said there were 38,000 flowers filling the event venue. About 15 percent of those were repurposed by the charity.

"Any time we're able to create an emotional boost with someone that gives us a smile and moment of kindness," said Mick Reed, the Executive Director, of RAF.

"Our workshop was absolutely inundated with flowers from #KanyeWest's event in Pigeon Forge this past weekend," said Random Acts of Flowers on Facebook.

The charity says its mission is to "improve the emotional health and well-being of individuals in health care facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness."

A Knoxville resident received a bouquet.

Lori Brooks, spent the night at Parkwest Medical Center in West Knoxville, after getting a knee replacement.

"This lady comes in and says. These are for you. I'm like who ordered me flowers? She said this is Random Acts of Flowers. And we do this, give them to random people. And I'm like that is so nice because it brightened the whole room," explained Brooks.

Learn more about the charity and how to get involved on their website

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