As many residents across the South Plains decorate their homes for the holidays, it's easy to take for granted that for some, a Christmas tree is a luxury. Because some families struggle at Christmas, a Lubbock church is hosting an outreach aimed at giving Christmas trees to people who might not be able to afford one for the Christmas season.
Pastor John Wagner with Turning Point Community Church says his church has ordered 100 live Christmas trees. The church plans to give each tree away to a family in need. Wagner says giving a Christmas tree to someone is a small way to make their Holidays brighter.
"Maybe what they were going to spend on an Christmas tree could go toward something else. It could be a bill or providing a Christmas present for a child," Wagner said.
The church has ordered the trees from a wholesaler in North Carolina and they are set to be shipped to Lubbock this week. At 8 a.m. Saturday morning, the church will open up their parking lot and give away the trees to the first 100 people who come out. The church is located at 112th and Quaker.
Church organizers want to reiterate that these trees are for those in need. For more information on Turning Point Community Church, visit their website at: www.tpcconline.com.
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