Virginia Beach, Va. – This holiday season, Trees for Troops – a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation in conjunction with FedEx Corporation – is celebrating its ninth year of bringing real, freshly-cut Christmas trees to military families and troops.
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story will receive approximately 300 trees December 6, 2013, for distribution to junior enlisted military families on a first-come-first-served basis. They will be available to all active duty personnel and family members starting December 8, 2013.
Tree distribution is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m., at the Sandpiper Recreation Center on board JEB Fort Story.
Trees for Troops brings together the collective efforts of the farm-grown Christmas tree industry, FedEx, and consumers to deliver, on average, 17,000 real Christmas trees to more than 60 military bases throughout the U.S. and overseas.
Approximately 300 trees are shipped overseas for troops in the Middle East; the rest are distributed to military families through bases throughout the United States.
The trees are provided by more than 750 Christmas tree growers and retailers in 28 states.
For more information please visit the JEBLCFS faceboook page HERE.