LEOMINSTER — Operation Service, a Massachusetts nonprofit based in Leominster, will once again donate hundreds of Christmas trees to veterans and active military families as our community’s way of saying thank you and in some small way to help relieve some of the financial stresses that military families face especially during the holiday season.
This year marks Operation Service’s 12th annual Trees for Soldiers program.
There will be two locations to choose from this year – The Gardener’s Spot, 66 Granite St., Leominster and Cauley’s Florist and Garden Center, 649 South St., Fitchburg.
“This is our 12th year and is just a great way for our U.S. servicemen and women to come out and get a tree at no charge as our way of saying thank you for their service and sacrifice, and with the support of our great community we will provide over 1000 Christmas trees this year to our true American Heroes,” said Joe Firmani, director of Operation Service.
Trees will be available through Sunday, Dec. 18.
Operation Service began in 2010 and focuses on organizations involved in public services and strives to educate youth about the sacrifices made by those who serve.
“We are a small group of people who love to do big things,” Firmani said.