With many people unable to afford a Christmas tree, the officials from the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department delivered some to a few lucky families.
South Windsor had a plot of land where officials were growing trees. They had to get rid of them somehow, so instead of going to waste, they delivered them to those in need.
The tree out on Norman’s South Windsor patio on Thursday morning came as a surprise. His neighbor just nominated him to receive one on the spot Thursday morning.
"They're great people. They help a lot of people,” the man, who only wanted to be identified as Norman, said.
In fact, the parks and recreation department is helping more than 25 other families on Thursday alone.
"We all got together and decided to donate the trees to anybody in town who may need one for Christmas and give them a little more cheer,” John Caldwell with the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department said.
The South Windsor Human Services Department got involved and helped to identify dozens of families who could use a little extra help. Even if some weren't there to receive the tree themselves.
Neighbors stopped to help out say seeing a bit of good first-hand was much needed this week.
"Generosity, there’s a lot of people in need,” Norman’s neighbor Tracy Nicolo said. “And with what's going on in this world, it makes your heart a little bigger."
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