FORT GORDON, GA (WFXG) - Some families on Fort Gordon are checking a Christmas tree off their holiday wish list this year, after Trees for Troops kicked off Thursday.
E-1-E-6 soldiers and their families were invited first come first serve to grab a Christmas tree.
"We have a little over 450 trees," Army Community Service Social Worker Krystle McCann said.
But officials said it's about much more than a free tree. It's about giving back.
"For some of the families who might not be able to afford a Christmas tree or afford a big Christmas for their children, this is just one cost we can take away from them," McCann said.
Fort Gordon was one of over 60 military installations to get the real evergreen trees. Trees for Troops also came to Fort Gordon last year.
Christmas Spirit and Fed-ex teamed up to help make it happen.
"It might not seem like a lot, but for some soldiers, every penny counts," McCann said.