Saturday, 10 November 2018

Trees for Troops..............FedEx delivers a touch of festive cheer cheer to US service members and their families

FedEx and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation will spread holiday cheer to US service members and their families with the Trees for Troops programme, an initiative that delivers farm-grown Christmas trees to domestic and international US military bases. “We are proud to kick off another year of support for the Trees for Troops programme. This programme is just one way the FedEx Freight team supports US service members and their families,” said John Smith, president and CEO of FedEx Freight. “Our work with Trees for Troops really illustrates this company’s deep appreciation for the sacrifice these men and women and their families have made for our country.”

FedEx one of the leading e-commerce, business services and transportation firms kicks off Trees for Troops kicks on 13th November in Thorntown, Indiana as FedEx volunteers prepare to ship 250 Christmas trees to 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 Puerto Rico.

Once the international deliveries have taken flight, FedEx Freight will hit the road in the U.S. with more than 17,000 fresh-cut Christmas trees to be delivered to 65 military bases in late November and early December. FedEx Freight drivers have traveled more than 560,000 miles over the past ten years to deliver trees for the programme.

FedEx is involved with the Trees for Troops as part of FedEx Cares, the company’s global giving platform through which FedEx will invest $200 million in more than 200 global communities by 2020 to create opportunities and deliver positive change around the world.

You can also support Trees for Troops by donating to the program and/or purchasing fresh trees at dozens of Christmas tree retail locations during Trees for Troops weekend, November 30th – December. 2nd. Donated trees will be added to the program’s planned deliveries to U.S. bases in 2018. More information on how to get involved can be found at