Thursday, June 17, 2010
Help Support Trees for Troops with a few clicks!
Supporting military troops and their families this Christmas is just a few clicks away. Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, makes the holidays a little brighter for military personnel and their families by giving them fresh, full-sized farm-grown Christmas Trees grown by American farm families.
Trees for Troops is competing with charities nationwide through the Chase Community Giving Program. More than $5 million will be distributed to top vote getters, in amounts ranging from $25,000 up to $250,000.
You can brighten the holidays for thousands of military families by casting a vote for the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation through the Chase Community Giving program running on the Facebook platform. Click here, then on the “Get Started” button on our profile page. Just follow the directions to cast your vote. Don’t delay. Votes must be in by July 12.
Many military personnel spend the holidays far from family members – both immediate and their extended families. The gift of a tree expresses to the military families that they are not alone and that America appreciates their service and sacrifice.
Trees for Troops Facts:
Since 2005, the program has delivered more than 66,000 Real Christmas Trees to military families at more than 50 bases across the U.S. and overseas.
In 2009, Trees for Troops delivered more than 16,500 trees to all branches of the military.
Approximately 300 trees are shipped overseas for troops in the Middle East; the rest are distributed to military families throughout the United States.
As a recipient of the Chase Community Giving program, Trees for Troops would be able to expand and provide even more Christmas spirit to military families.
If you have questions about the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation’s Trees for Troops program or would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636/449-5060.
About the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation
The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation – based in Chesterfield, Mo – is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advances the Christmas spirit for children, families and the environment. Trees for Troops is just one of its projects. For more details, go to www.ChristmasSPIRITFoundation.org.