Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NH Tree Farmers Proudly Support Trees for Troops

The holiday season is all about sharing joy. In that spirit, many New Hampshire Christmas tree farmers participate in the Trees for Troops program, sharing the joy of farm fresh Christmas trees with military personnel and their families.

A program of the National Christmas Tree Association’s Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, Trees for Troops began in 2005 and has provided over 103,000 trees to servicemen and women at military bases across the United States and overseas.

The program works with donors and tree farmers throughout the country to provide some 18,000 Christmas trees each year to military personnel. FedEx provides shipping services for Trees for Troops. The program was honored at the White House this year as a national finalist in the Joining Forces Community Challenge, an initiative started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to recognize organizations that provide exemplary service and support to military families.

Providing real Christmas trees to the Trees for Troops program is our way of giving a little bit back to those who serve our country and who are often away from home and separated from their families during the holidays.

Together with tree farmers in Vermont, New Hampshire Christmas tree growers donate about 400 farm grown trees to Trees for Troops each year. We invite you to join us in spreading the joy of the holidays. To learn more about Trees for Troops or to make a donation to the program, please visit the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation website. Donations may also be made at participating New Hampshire Christmas tree farms.

We wish you all, near and far, a very merry Christmas.