Volunteers from Saginaw’s Covenant Health Systems were taking over Bliss Park, near the west side hospital, Thursday, to raise money to support some programs.

Volunteer Roger Spann says Mother Nature’s steady and sometimes heavy rainfall, was not the best time for a flower sale. Spann said the sale offered potted plants and hanging baskets.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit two programs at Covenant facilities. One program is “Stop the Bleed” where people learn to control serious bleeding until medical help arrives, using tourniquets and pressure points.

A therapy dog program is also benefiting from the sale. There are currently six dogs at Covenant and they would like to get additional dogs. The dogs visit patients and families in the waiting rooms. Spann said children really love the animals.

The flower sale continues until 5:00p.m., Thursday, in Bliss Park, by the parking lot off Fayette Street.