9 November 2015 by Military Bridge
Trees for Troops
Trees for Troops delivers the spirit of Christmas to military families-one Christmas Tree at a time
Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides Real Christmas Trees to armed forces members and their families in the U.S. and troops deployed in the Middle East. Through contributions, donations of Real Christmas Trees, the work of many volunteers and the generous in-kind support of our shipping partner FedEx, Trees for Troops has brought the true spirit of Christmas to thousands of deserving service men and women and their families.
Since 2005, more than 156,000 farm-grown Christmas Trees have been delivered. The program has touched the lives of military families at more than 65 bases across the U.S. and overseas.
Members of the National Christmas Tree Association and many state and regional Christmas tree associations began donating trees by the thousands. This is quite a logistical undertaking and a sacrifice, as these are quality, sell-able trees being harvested, donated and collected during the busiest possible time for growers, and no doubt the busiest time for FedEx and its employees. They do it because they love the opportunity to say "thank you for your service and sacrifice" to troops and their families.
U.S. Base Deliveries
Last year, Trees for Troops delivered a grand total of 18,032 trees with a majority of those going to military families stationed at installations across the U.S. The deliveries took place at 60+ bases covering every branch of the armed services the first two weeks in December.
New Campaign Launches:
Donate a Christmas Tree Online Now for a Military Family this Christmas!
The One Thousand Tree Campaign is an online program that will run through the end of November. Each year, Trees for Troops has to turn down nearly one thousand tree requests from military families across the U.S. because of supply. With the campaign we hope to bridge that gap by letting the public purchase trees online. Each $40 donation to the campaign will provide one farm-grown Christmas Tree to a military family and ensure it gets delivered via FedEx in time for the holidays. To donate or learn more about how you can help, visit the Donate page.
The long-awaited base delivery schedule is ready! This list is sorted by state. We are able to partner with 65 bases this year which is amazing! If you don't see your base on the list, please know that we hope to work with you in the future! #TreesForTroops #HowTheHolidaysArrive #FedEx
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