Around 100 volunteers arrived at a local tree farm Monday to load roughly 500 donated Christmas trees into trucks that will transport them to military families in time for the holiday season.
The effort was part of Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, which provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members.
465 donated Christmas trees were loaded onto two FedEx trailers today, Monday, December 2nd, 2019 by almost 100…
The event happened Monday, Dec. 2, when the volunteers loaded the trees onto FedEx trailers that will drive them to the bases. The cost of transportation was donated by FedEx.
“We are just one little piece in the whole puzzle,” on-site organizer Betsy Wahmhoff-Perales told MLive, referring to the broader national effort that Trees for Troops leads.
Since 2005, more than 225,319 Christmas trees have been provided to troops through the program.
This year the group hopes to bring 18,000 trees to the homes of those serving our country. A very happy holidays for these troops indeed!