Parsippany - Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce will join Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses in preparing Christmas trees for delivery to U.S. armed forces and military families through the national “Trees for Troops” program at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Operating its 15th year, “Trees for Troops” provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season.

“The Cerbo family is graciously supporting the “Trees for Troops” effort again this year, and I’m delighted to be joining them as volunteers prepare freshly cut Christmas trees for delivery to a base in Texas this year,” Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce said.

Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses, a family-owned business since 1913, also operates Cerbo’s Christmas Tree Farm in Branchville and Cerbo’s Hampton Nursery in Newton.

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“Last year we had our first year of involvement with “Trees for Troops.” The organization helps facilitate the donation of Christmas trees to military service members across the country in partnership with businesses like ours. We receive donations for trees from people or businesses and then prepare them from our farm to be sent out of our garden center in Parsippany. In our first year, last year, we were able to donate over 110 trees,” said Tyler Cerbo, who manages sales and marketing for the family business.

This year, the  trees are destined for Fort Sam Houston, which is part of the Joint Base San Antonio in Texas and under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force, 502nd Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command.

The trees were harvested this past week by the Cerbo family and employees, as well as some veterans and volunteers with the Paterson-based Harvest Outreach Ministry International, a non-denominational and multicultural ministry serving Northern New Jersey area and beyond.

Who/What: Tyler Cerbo of Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, other Cerbo employees, volunteers and elected-officials will be loading trees on a flatbed truck destined for Texas through the “Trees for Troops” program. https://christmasspiritfoundation.org/

When: 11 a.m., Sunday, December 8, 2019

Where: Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses, 440 Littleton Road, Parsippany, NJ (973-334-2623)

Press: Open

Contact: For questions about Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses and efforts to collect and ship the trees through “Trees for Troops,” please contact Tyler Cerbo at (973) 600-3919