Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are again
spreading holiday cheer to service members and their families with the Trees
for Troops program, an initiative that delivers farm-grown Christmas
trees to domestic and international U.S. military bases.
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Support for Trees For Troops is part of the FedEx Cares Delivering for Good global giving initiative. 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. (Photo: Business Wire)
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.
“The Trees For Troops program is about more than just delivering
trees—we are delivering a piece of the Christmas spirit to our U.S.
military and their families,” said Mike Ducker, president and CEO of
FedEx Freight. “To be able to say we’ve helped bring more than 200,000
trees to so many of our heroes is an honor, and it shows our
appreciation for the sacrifice these men and women and their families
have made for our country.”
Support for Trees For Troops is part of the FedEx Cares Delivering for
Good global giving initiative, in which FedEx is investing $200 million
in more than 200 global communities by 2020 to create opportunities and
deliver solutions for people around the world.
For more information about the peak holiday season at FedEx, visit the FedEx
Delivering Trees at Home and Abroad
This year, Trees for Troops kicks off Nov. 14 in Thorntown, Ind., as
FedEx volunteers prepare nearly 250 real Christmas trees for service
members stationed overseas. The Christmas trees, donated by members of
the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association, will be delivered by
FedEx Express to service members stationed in Guam and Afghanistan.
Once the international deliveries have taken flight, FedEx Freight will
hit the road with more than 17,000 fresh-cut Christmas trees to be
delivered to U.S. military bases in late November and early December.
Many of these deliveries include special holiday festivities in which
military families receive their anticipated Christmas tree.
Help Spread the Spirit of Christmas
Those looking to participate in the program can share a holiday greeting
and best wishes through the Tag-a-Tree campaign, by tweeting a message
using the hashtag #TreesforTroops through Nov. 16. Tree tags will be
tied to the Christmas trees received by troops across the country.
You can also support Trees for Troops by donating to the program and/or
purchasing fresh trees at one of nearly 25 Christmas tree retail
locations nationally during Trees for Troops weekend, December 1-3.
Donated trees will be added to the program’s planned deliveries to U.S.
bases during 2017. More information on how to get involved can be found
Sharing In the Spirit of Hope
In October, the Trees for Troops program was chosen as a recipient of
the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award in a ceremony at the Pentagon. The Spirit
of Hope Award, established in 1997, is named for comedian and actor Bob
Hope and recognizes current and former military members, civilians and
organizations that epitomize his values of patriotism, loyalty, freedom
and dedication. Each branch of the military nominates potential
honorees. Trees for Troops was nominated by the Coast Guard Community
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with
a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.
With annual revenues of $61 billion, the company offers integrated
business applications through operating companies competing collectively
and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.
Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted
employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain
“absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and
professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around
the world, please visit about.fedex.com.
About the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and Trees for Troops
The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable
organization that works to recognize and support the true spirit of
Christmas for U.S. troops through the Trees for Troops® program. The
foundation was established in 2005 and is among the fewer than five
percent of U.S. charities to be awarded the “Best in America” seal of
excellence by Independent Charities of America. Trees for Troops was
selected by the U.S. Coast Guard as the recipient of the 2017 Spirit of
Hope Award. To learn more, visit www.treesfortroops.org
or call (800) 965-1653.
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