Christmas trees bound for hurricane victims in Florida Panhandle

By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (WCTV) -- A truckload of trees is now on its way to hurricane victims in Panama City.

King's Christmas Trees is donating three dozen trees to families in Bay County. ARC, a non-profit that works with the disabled, loaded up the trees in Tallahassee Tuesday afternoon. They'll go to folks struggling to recover from Hurricane Michael.

'These are people who lost everything," said Alisha Linton with ARC of Florida. "Their budgets are stretched tight now trying to make ends meet. A lot of them have lost their jobs, so it's nice to think they can share this with their families and bring hope back to them as well."

King's Trees donated $10,000 from tree sales last year to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Now, it's teaming up with the Giselle Marie Foundation to help hurricane victims in Florida.

"What I'm doing is a drop in the bucket compared to what they're doing, but this weekend we found out, you take a whole lot of drops and you have a deluge," Jim King said.

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