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 Close To 65 Bases In 17 Countries. (Photo: Business Wire)
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are joining forces again for a special delivery to America's service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.
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 close to 65 bases in 17 countries. (Photo: Business wire)
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 close to 65 bases in 17 countries. This year marks the 12 th 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 close to 65 military bases during the busy weeks leading up to Christmas. "We are honored to use our network and capabilities this holiday season to deliver trees to the brave men and women serving in the U.S. military," said Mike Ducker, president and CEO, FedEx Freight. "The Trees for Troops program allows the FedEx team to share the holidays with thousands of our heroes." Delivering Holiday Joy Around the World The Trees for Troops initiative kicks off Nov. 15 in Thorntown, Ind., as FedEx volunteers prepare 200 real Christmas trees for service members stationed overseas. The Christmas trees, donated by members of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association, will be delivered to service members stationed in Guam via FedEx Express.