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'Trees for Troops' provides Christmas trees to soldiers overseas

By Kerry Longobucco.
Visiting a tree farm to pick out the perfect christmas tree is a favorite holiday tradition for many families. But for many of our military members, it's an experience they miss out on during deployment.

Fedex and The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation partnered on 'Trees for Troops' to make sure members of our armed forces receive Christmas trees while stationed overseas -- and a local tree farm is helping make it happen.

The Sunny Hill Tree Farm, in Endwell, is donating trees, and accepting donations for Trees for Troops.

Tresa Kodey, owner of the Sunny Hill Tree Farm, says a Christmas tree is a seasonal staple our soldiers shouldn't have to go without.

"It's nice to know that the families of servicemen that are overseas are getting trees from, from us, or from other tree farms," Kodey said. "And just to make the season brighter, even if they can't have their loved ones with them."

The organization was founded 10 years ago -- and in that time, more than 157,000 trees have been delivered to military bases as far away as Afghanistan and Guam.

If you'd like to purchase a tree for a military family, or donate money to Trees for Troops, visit: www.christmasspiritfoundation.org/dnn/Donate.aspx