Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Trees for Troops

We need more do-gooders in the world.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- About 16,000 Christmas trees are headed for military bases around the country beginning Tuesday - hundreds of them donated by Wisconsin growers.

Six northeastern Wisconsin growers loaded a FedEx van with about 250 balsam firs, Douglas firs, white pines and other evergreens at Lambeau Field Monday. The trees are headed for Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home to the 101st Airborne Division.

From there, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation will distribute the trees to troops stationed overseas. Most will be sent to bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wisconsin growers donate a total of about 500 trees. About 750 growers nationwide participate in the Trees for Troops program.
Green Bay story here.

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