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FOR RELEASE: Monday, Dec 06, 2010

NY National Guard Soldiers Volunteer to Assist Trees for Troops

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BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (12/03/2010)(readMedia)-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the Capital District’s 42nd Infantry Division based in Troy will be on hand Monday morning at the Ellms Tree Farm to help load about 100 Christmas trees being donated and sent to military bases around the country to support troops and military families this holiday season. WHO: Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division volunteer their time from work to assist the loadout of holiday trees at Ellms Tree Farm for Trees for Troops. WHAT: Loading of about 100 Christmas Trees on Fed Ex trucks for the "Trees for Troops" Program WHEN: 9 a.m. Monday, December 6. WHERE: Ellms Family Tree Farm, 468 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, N.Y., 12020 Coverage Opportunity: Video and images of the volunteers loading trees into the FedEx truck. There will be opportunities to speak with Garth Ellms and the half dozen Army National Guard volunteers. Additional Information: This year marks the sixth season that Trees for Troops will be loaded at Ellms Tree Farm on Monday, Dec. 6. This holiday season, Trees for Troops is expected to collect and deliver about 17,000 real Christmas Trees to 54 military bases in the U.S. and overseas. Last year 16,651 trees went to Soldiers or their families at U.S. military bases and in Kuwait, Afghanistan and other locations overseas. These trees were donated by more than 700 tree farms from 29 states. FedEx Corp. generously pays for the delivery of these trees. The Trees for Troops program was launched in 2005, and with the help of FedEx Corp., delivered more than 4,300 Christmas Trees to five U.S. military bases, as well as an overseas shipment to the Middle East that year. More information is also available at For more information call or email Garth Ellms at 518-441-4445 or . Find the NY National Guard in Social Media: FaceBook: Twitter: YouTube at
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