Fifth Annual Rotary Tree of Remembrance Project Gets Underway

December 4, 2017

The Fifth Annual Rotary Tree of Remembrance Project kicked off Sunday at Cordova Mall.

The Tate High School choir  provided sounds of the season and honored guests included local Pearl Harbor survivors.

Benefiting several local charities, invites the families of our community to place ribbons bearing the names of loved ones and special messages of love and hope on the tree and to make a donation of their choice, which will support several local charities. Ribbons will be available from Dec. 3 through Dec. 24 at the tree.

Volunteers will be available at all times for assistance. Donations made at the tree will support The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, Gulf Coast Kids’ House, Covenant Hospice, Simon Youth Foundation, Reading is Fundamental and Rotary’s Camp Florida.

In 2013, over $3,000 was collected when the area’s first Rotary Tree of Remembrance made its debut at Cordova Mall. In 2016, over $11,000 was collected with 1800 ribbons decorating the Tree during the holiday season.

This Rotary International community-service project is provided by the Rotary E-Club of South East USA and the Caribbean, Cordova Rotary Club and the combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP).

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