For the past 11 years, the Ellms Family has coordinated the ‘Trees for Troops” effort in eastern New York. Details for Trees for Troops Weekend (Nov. 25, 26, 27) at Greeting Hut!
Since 2005, more than 176,000 free, farm-grown Christmas Trees have been provided to troops and military families in the United States and overseas through Trees for Troops. Thousands of trees are donated by American farm families and the public, and FedEx delivers these trees to more than 65 military bases in the U.S. and overseas. FedEx has logged more than 653,400 U.S. miles for the Trees for Troops program.
In 2015, Trees for Troops delivered 18,833 farm-grown Christmas Trees. Trees were donated by roughly 450 Christmas Tree growers, retailers and their customers in 25 states. Donations were received through individual farms, the collective efforts of state and regional Christmas Tree associations, and Trees for Troops weekend.
Hundreds of donors and volunteers participate each year to make Trees for Troops happen.
In 2016 Ellms’ Christmas Trees will again be the pick-up point for trees donated by eastern New York Christmas tree farmers. For more information and participation, visit the National Christmas Tree Growers website, www.realchristmastrees.org or www.treesfortroops.com