Delaware Valley University Alumni Help Send Trees to Troops
Dec 17, 2019
Tony Cerbo ’84 and Joe Cerbo ’92, two Delaware Valley University alumni, are helping to send Christmas trees to military troops and families this holiday season. Their family farm, Cerbo’s Tree Farm, in Branchville, New Jersey, has been providing trees as part of a national initiative called Trees for Troops.
Since 2005, Trees for Troops has been providing real Christmas trees to military families and deployed troops.
This year, Cerbo’s Tree Farm provided more than 300 trees to be donated to Trees for Troops. The Cerbo family learned about Trees for Troops from a neighboring farm. This is their second season participating in the program.
Tony Cerbo said he wanted to participate in Trees for Troops because it was “a great opportunity to serve the servicemen and women who serve us.”
He said he would encourage other DelVal alumni and owners of garden centers and farms to get involved.
“Garden center businesses make great distribution points throughout the country,” said Tony Cerbo. “It’s an awesome experience to have the volunteers come out and participate.”
Tony Cerbo said the response from the community has been overwhelming. Between the 2018 and 2019 holiday seasons, the Trees for Troops donations tripled at his farm. There was also an outpouring of volunteer support. The farm had everyone from Boy Scouts to elected officials show up to load the trees this year.
How to Help: Please visit treesfortroops.org or, visit Cerbo’s Tree Farm to learn more about supporting Trees for Troops.