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FedEX delivers 18,000 Christmas Trees to U.S. Service members and families

Trees for Troops program has covered every branch of military in 17 countries

 

FedEx and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are joining forces again for a special delivery to America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.

Since the Trees for Troops program launched in 2005, FedEx has shipped more than 176,000 real Christmas trees to service members and their families—covering every branch of the military at close to 65 bases in 17 countries.

"We have had an amazing year with Trees for Troops! This program is a huge highlight each year with the Christmas tree growers who are able to donate Christmas trees from their farms," said Ann O'Connor, Executive Director of Christmas SPIRIT Foundation.

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This year marks the 12th anniversary of the program.  Thanks to the generosity of tree farmers across North America, more than 18,000 real Christmas trees will be donated and delivered to close to 65 military bases during the busy weeks leading up to Christmas.

Learn how to buy a tree for a military family, make a monetary donation to support the Trees for Troops effort and others ways you can help the Christmas Spirit Foundation. Learn how to donate.

Story first appeared on fox10phoenix.com.