Free Christmas tree giveaway

Central Point, Ore., — For some families in Jackson County the holiday season is the hardest part of the year.

“Trees are expensive on the lot, sometimes it’s a choice between
buying gifts for your kids and putting a tree up for them. We don’t feel families should have to make that choice.” said one volunteer, Patti Robinson.

Decorating a house for Christmas can be extremely expensive, that’s why one local group decided to give back to the community this year.

“When we started this we wanted to ease families minds a little bit with not having to purchase a tree, they could focus on their families. So when we started it, we got an overwhelming response from donations and what not.” said organizer, Jason Williams.

The Three Percenters traveled to Butte Falls on Saturday, cutting down over sixty trees to give away to those in need for free.

“We started this at 11 this morning and there were people out here at 9:30 waiting in line, so we had a line down the road and in about a half hour we gave around probably 50 trees.” said Williams.

Along with the trees there were also ornaments, gift wrapping supplies and plenty of snacks.

“We made Christmas awesome for sixty plus families this year.” said Robinson.

And that makes it all worth it.

“That’s the reward right there, the smiles, the tears, the gratitude, makes it all worth it.” said Robinson.

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