INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – In recent years, some Indiana military families have received a special gift before the Christmas season: a freshly cut Christmas tree.
Avalanche Food Group, which owns the Twin Peaks restaurant, held a Christmas tree giveaway for veterans and their families in their parking lot on East 82nd Street. They have partnered with Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that provides academic scholarships to families of fallen or disabled servicemen.
This year the groups, together with a few other community partners, provided 150 freshly cut Christmas trees for Hoosier veterans.
“Giving and worrying is still out there,” said Kasmer. “That doesn’t cost anyone anything other than Home Depot, obviously with the generosity.”
Home Depot, a key partner in the project, contributed the trees, while volunteers from Folds of Honor and Twin Peaks helped load the trees into the families’ vehicles.
“It doesn’t cost anything for people who come, volunteer and help.”
Ricky and Joe Rosa, brothers and founders of the Avalanche Food Group, spoke to Randall Newsome about why they decided to give this gift to military families. Check out the videos to learn more.
The Indianapolis event was just the start of this year’s event. They plan to donate 700 more trees to veteran families in Texas, where the group is based.