FAIRFIELD, Calif.Nov. 29, 2006FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation today kicked off their "Trees for Troops" program with the delivery of holiday trees to activated service members and their families stationed at Travis Air Force Base. Trees for Troops is a joint program that delivers holiday spirit to
For the second year, tree growers, retailers and FedEx will be donating and delivering holiday trees to troops and military families in the
"During a time of year when friends and family gather with loved ones, we must also remember the service men and women stationed overseas this holiday season," says Douglas G. Duncan, president and chief executive
Trees for Troops donated 4,300 trees to troops and military families in the
In addition to domestic deliveries, an international shipment departed from the FedEx Express hub in
Trees for Troops is a part of FedEx Special Delivery, a nationwide program that provides transportation and logistical assistance for community and non-profit organizations.
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