Sharing The Spirit: Trees For Troops

A project in Carbon County could help "deck the halls" for some military families here at home and soldiers overseas!

The annual "Trees For Troops" project gets underway this Friday at Yenser's Tree Farm near Lehighton.

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey visited Yenser's Tuesday morning.

"Trees For Troops" is part of a national campaign. It takes place at participating tree farms across the country.

According to organizers, each location will have a FedEx trailer parked at its farm.

You can purchase a tree, place it on the truck, and it'll be donated/delivered to a military family at a participating base or overseas the following week.

QUICK FACTS:

  • WHAT: Trees For Troops
  • WHEREYenser's Tree Farm, 1910 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton
  • WHEN: Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 3 (9 a.m. to dark)
  • COST: $25.00
  • WHY: To send locally grown Christmas trees to troops and military families.
  • HOW TO DONATE: If you can't make it in person to Yenser's Tree Farm, you can donate online by clicking here or by calling 570-386-2073 for more information.
  • FUN FACT: Since 2005, Trees for Troops has provided more than 176,096 Christmas Trees to military families and troops in the United States and overseas.

For more information about Trees For Troops, head here! For other ways to support the project, click here.