FedEx and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are making the holiday season happier for members of the armed services and their families. They are once again shipping Christmas trees to service members overseas and at bases in this country with the Trees for Troops program.
Trees for Troops kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Thorntown, Indiana, as FedEx volunteers prepare to ship 250 Christmas trees to service members stationed overseas. The trees, donated by members of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association, will be delivered by FedEx Express to service members stationed in Guam and Puerto Rico.
FedEx Freight will also hit the road in the U.S. with more than 17,000 fresh-cut trees to be delivered to 65 military bases in late November and early December. FedEx Freight drivers have traveled more than 560,000 miles over the past ten years to deliver trees for the program.
“We are proud to kick off another year of support for the Trees for Troops program. This program is just one way the FedEx Freight team supports U.S. service members and their families,” said John Smith, president and CEO of FedEx Freight. “Our work with Trees for Troops really illustrates this company’s deep appreciation for the sacrifice these men and women and their families have made for our country.”
Members of the public can support Trees for Troops by donating to the program and/or purchasing fresh trees at dozens of Christmas tree retail locations during Trees for Troops weekend, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. Donated trees will be added to the program’s deliveries. More information on how to get involved can be found at www.treesfortroops.org.