Dec 21, 2015 12:25 PM
Arnie's Place in Concord gives away the rest of lot's Christmas trees to needy families
CONCORD - The true meaning of Christmas.
Tom Arnold of Arnie's Place on Loudon Road in Concord sell Christmas trees every year, and this year for whatever reason he had several leftover this past weekend.
So he decided to hold an overnight fire sale - for free.
He posted last night on social media trees would be available from until sunrise.
"I realize a lot of people cant afford a tree," Arnold said.
He had no idea the type of reaction he would get.
His post was shared almost a thousand times and many tree takers expressed their gratitude on Facebook. One woman writing, " Thank you so much Arnie's! I can now take the money we were going to spend on a tree and put it towards under the tree. What an amazing, thoughtful thing you have done for the community."
Arnold says he thinks they probably gave away close to 100 trees and now the lot is empty. He says he showed up last night to watch and saw two disabled veterans with their wives picking out trees.
"We aren't looking for pats on the back or publicity," Arnold says. "It's just the right thing to do."
If you missed it, Arnie’s place is totally out of trees, but maybe their generosity will prompt other tree sellers to do the same.