Trees for Troops Program
2020 Trees for Troops Loading Event Volunteers
“Delivering the spirit of Christmas to military families
– one Christmas Tree at a time.”
Donate a REAL Christmas tree to a military family through the Trees for Troops program! Share the Christmas Spirit and bless a military family at Christmas. For $25, you can donate a REAL Christmas tree (valued at $75 or more) to a military family through the Trees for Troops program. We will write your personal message on the tag that gets attached to the Christmas tree you donate.
2020 Trees for Troops Loading Event Recap:
372 real Christmas trees were loaded onto two FedEx trailers by over 50 volunteers and 14 Wahmhoff Farms employees on Monday, November 30th. The Christmas trees loaded at our farm this year were donated by area farmers including Armintrout’s of West Michigan, Badger Evergreen Nursery, and Peterson’s Riverview Nursery, all from Allegan, and Wahmhoff Farms, as well as trees donated by people from the community who wanted to share in the gift of a real Christmas tree this holiday season. The trees loaded at our farm shipped to the following bases this year:
” Ft. Campbell in KY
” Ft. Rucker in AL
” Ellsworth AFB in SD
” Coast Guard Station Grand Isle, LA
“I wanted to say THANK YOU very much for your Christmas tree donations to all the service members. I was lucky enough to receive one of your donations and it takes me back to when I was a young high school student whose job was to trim Christmas trees in the summertime in Pa. We do not have these trees down here and just having this variety of tree brings back a flood of memories. We can not say thanks enough! I personally truly appreciate your kindness.” -Joe H, AL, U.S. Army, 2020
Click here for MLive’s report and here for Moody Market’s media report on our 2020 Loading Event.
Above Photo Courtesy of Paul Garrod, Courier-Leader, November 2020
12/18/2020 Quoting Rick Dungey, Executive Director of The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation:
“What a wonderful, inspiring year. Thank you to all the farms, retail lots and other supporters that provided all the trees. Final numbers for 2020: 16,073 total trees, picked up from 57 locations and delivered to 79 total bases. This makes 262,265 total trees through 16 years! Thanks to all of you, we still managed to bring Christmas Spirit to more than 16,000 families in our military in a very difficult year.”
2019 Recap: 465 Christmas trees were loaded onto two FedEx trailers by nearly 100 volunteers: loading was complete in under 30 minutes! There were 6 other farms that donated Christmas trees besides us, plus “regular folks” who wanted to give a Christmas tree during the holidays as well. The other Michigan Growers who donated Christmas trees that were loaded on our farm on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 (in alphabetical order): Armintrout’s Nursery of West Michigan, Badger Evergreen Nursery, Gwinn’s Christmas Tree Farm, Janke Tree Farm, Korson’s Tree Farms, Peterson’s Riverview Nursery, and Wahmhoff Farms Nursery. *Note: FedEx donates all the miles they travel to deliver the donated Christmas trees through the Trees for Troops program to military bases across the country and overseas. Thank you, FedEx!
2020 The Christmas trees shipped to Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; and the Coast Guard Station Grand Isle, Louisiana, USA.
2019 The Christmas trees shipped to Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort Wood, Texas, USA.
2018 The Christmas trees shipped to Camp Lejeune – New River, North Carolina, USA.
2017 The Christmas trees shipped to Hurlburt Field, United States Air Force Auxiliary Base in Okaloosa County, FL, USA.
2017 marks the 200,000th Christmas tree delivered through the Trees for Troops program: Trees for Troops – YouTube video!
2016 The Christmas trees shipped to Fort Benning, GA.
2015 The Christmas trees shipped to Fort Bragg, NC.
2014 The Christmas trees shipped to Fort Carson, CO and Scott AFB, IL.
*We don’t have records of which military bases the Christmas trees shipped to for the years 2006 – 2013. We loved participating every one of those years as well and know that the bases that received the donated Christmas trees were blessed.
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