NORTH BERGEN, N.J. -- DT Allen Contracting, one of the area’s leading real estate development firms, is again offering free Christmas trees to police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders, as well as frontline medical workers and teachers, this time in Bergen County.

In partnership with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Commissioners and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, the trees are being given out as a thank-you to the essential workers who have kept Bergen County moving throughout this tumultuous year. Trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis this Saturday, December 5 and identification must be shown to receive a tree.

“This year has been incredibly hard for all of us, but the sacrifices the people on the frontlines of the pandemic continue to make are truly inspiring and we wanted to do something to give back and spread some holiday cheer to our frontline heroes,” said Dan Allen, Principal of DT Allen Contracting. “Whether they are patrolling our streets, working in our hospitals or teaching our children in unprecedented circumstances, these men and women deserve our thanks and this was the least we could do to show them how much we appreciate them.”  

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WHO: DT Allen Contracting, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Bergen County Board of Commissioners 
WHAT: Distributing Free Christmas trees to first responders, medical workers and teachers

WHEN: Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
WHERE: Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, 230 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus
NOTE: Masks will be required and social distancing protocols will be followed.

The event follows a similar tree distribution held this past Saturday in North Bergen where over 500 Christmas trees were given to local residents. The event was held in partnership with the Township of North Bergen and Hudson County Board of Freeholders Chairman Anthony Vainier. 
The Allen Family, consisting of 13 siblings, has been part of the Hudson County community since 1960 and has been involved in many charitable causes over the past six decades. These charitable activities have included gifts for Children's Cancer Ward at Hackensack University Medical Center; donations to the foodbank at St. Josephs and Michael's Parish; rebuilding the Blue Chapel Wall in Union City; donating 3,000 tons of stone for a new football field in Wyckoff; building a parking lot at Rose House Non Profit Adult Living Quarters in Cedar Knolls; and supporting the former Veronica's Veil in Union City.