December 19, 2016
Written by Lorra B.
Since it’s launch in 2005, the Trees for Troops program has delivered over 176,000 Christmas trees to military service members and their families. This year Fedex have once again joined with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and they have added 18,000 more trees to that impressive list.
Christmas trees have been delivered to families located on 65 bases in 17 differed countries, according to Fox News.
A report by NBC 12 stated that in total FedEx drivers have driven over 350,000 miles delivering trees since the program started.
The Executive Director of Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, Ann O’Connor, stated, “We have had an amazing year with Trees for Troops! This program is a huge highlight each year with the Christmas tree growers who are able to donate Christmas trees from their farms.”
Trees for Troops is in its 12th year of bringing holiday cheer to our troops and their families. But they can’t do this on their own and need your help.
“Imagine a smiling group of U.S. troops gathered around a Christmas Tree that was grown on an American farm and shipped to arrive fresh and green somewhere on the other side of the world, just in time for Christmas. Or, imagine a spouse and children sharing joyous memories of Christmas through the gift of free, real Christmas Tree while their family member is away serving our country. Trees for Troops® makes this vision a reality!
Trees for Troops counts on donations from the public to make this program succeed year after year. You can support Trees for Troops through your tax-deductible donation or by becoming a sponsor. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution will help those in service to their country and their families receive a Real Christmas Tree and keep the spirit of a traditional Christmas celebration alive. Since 2005, Trees for Troops has provided more than 176,096 Christmas Trees to military families and troops in the United States and overseas.”
If you are interested in helping, Please visit treesfortroops.org.