Fort Benning distributes 800 ‘Trees for Troops’
Fort Benning Public Affairs /
FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Trees for Troops program, sponsored by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corp., handed out more than 800 live Christmas trees Dec. 1 to active duty Fort Benning Soldiers and their families.
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 65 installations in 17 countries.
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 military bases around the world during the busy weeks leading up to Christmas.
For more information on Trees for Troops, visit the Christmas SPIRIT
Foundation website at http://www.treesfortroops.org.