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Fort Campbell Soldiers and Families to Receive Christmas Trees from Trees for Troops Program

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Active Duty Soldiers and their families will receive a special holiday delivery from FedEx on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. FedEx Freight will deliver more than 300 live Christmas trees to help service members and their families celebrate the holidays.

Fort Campbell Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, will host the 2017 Trees For Troops initiative. Trees will be available at the Division Parade Field parking lot on a first come first served basis from 9:30am to 1:30pm for junior enlisted and 2:00pm to 4:30pm for any Active Duty Soldiers.

Trees For Troops to bring Christmas Trees to Fort Campbell soldiers on Saturday, December 2nd. (Christmas SPIRIT Foundation)
Trees For Troops to bring Christmas Trees to Fort Campbell soldiers on Saturday, December 2nd. (Christmas SPIRIT Foundation)

IDs will be checked at the time of receiving a tree.

Now in its 13th year, Trees for Troops will achieve a milestone this year by reaching more than 200,000 trees delivered to service members and their families-covering every branch of the military at close to 65 bases in 17 countries.

Trees for Troops is part of FedEx Special Delivery, a nationwide program that supports local organizations by donating transportation services and other assistance to help them fulfill their missions. Since the Trees for Troops program launched in 2005, FedEx has shipped real Christmas trees to service members and their families-covering every branch of the military at more than 65 installations in 17 countries.

About Trees for Troops

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. 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.

FedEx has logged more than 700,000 ground miles for the Trees for Troops program.

For more information, visit: www.christmasspiritfoundation.org

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