The Annual Trees for Troops is set to begin this weekend! Click here for the delivery schedule or here for the military base listing by state to see if your base is included this year. You can also click the link below to navigate the webpage by scrolling to the right of the page and then down to the pdf formats. Be sure to check out the YouTube video below and to check your local MWR or FSS page for any additional information!
Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families, through donations, sponsorships, grants and the work of many volunteers. Review the Trees for Troops Fast Facts for more.
Christmas Tree growers have been providing free trees for military families for years. In 2005, FedEx contacted the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable branch of the National Christmas Tree Association, and wanted to be involved in the foundation’s mission. Together the two organizations expanded the idea of providing Christmas Trees to military families, and Trees for Troops was born. Since 2005, more than 191,000 free, farm-grown Christmas Trees have been provided to troops and military families in the United States and overseas through Trees for Troops. Thousands of trees are donated by American farm families and the public, and FedEx delivers these trees to more than 63 military bases in the U.S. and overseas.
Source: Trees for Troops