OVFCC Members Give Trees for Troops



On December 7th and 8th, VFW and American Legion Posts in the Mansfield, Ohio area are following a recent trend in giving back during the holiday season.


Crestline, Ohio VFW Post 2920 and  Galion American Legion Post #243, proud members of the Ohio Veterans and Fraternal Charitable Coalition, are joining forces with WMFD-TV in Mansfield, along with FedEx, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and Sugargrove Tree Farm to try and fill a FedEx truck with Christmas trees to deliver to our troops at various Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force Bases.


The trees can be purchased and donated for just $25 at the Sugargrove Tree Farm, located in Ashland, Ohio.


Trees for Troops is a national program that aims to “deliver the spirit of Christmas to military families – one Christmas Tree at a time”.  Since 2005, the charity has provided more than 122,000 trees to military families both home, and abroad.  This year’s goal is to send over 140,000 trees to military families and bases.  It’s an ambitious undertaking that will be tackled by over 30 tree farms in 13 states, including four farms in Ohio alone.


Ashland VFW Post 1067, Shelby American Legion Post #326 and Bellville American Legion Post #535 are also proud supporters of this weekend’s event.


The OVFCC supports Trees for Troops, the Sugargrove Tree Farm and Mansfield area OVFCC members as they serve military members all over the world this weekend!