Jack Barrel Tree fundraiser now open with proceeds benefiting Operation Ride Home

Whiskey barrels from Jack Daniel’s Barrel Trees constructed around the country are now available for purchase with proceeds benefiting Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home, a program in partnership with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) that assists junior-enlisted service members and families travel from their military bases of service to see their loved ones.

The Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree tradition started in 2011 in Lynchburg with just a single tree. Today, more than 1,300 Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey barrels were used to construct 13 Barrel Trees in locations across the U.S. including Lynchburg, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, Philadelphia, Savannah, Tampa, and Washington, DC.

Barrels from the trees are now available for purchase through December 21 for $150 with 100 percent of proceeds going to Operation Ride Home. Barrels purchased will be available for pickup at each local site. Visit operationridehome.com for more details and to purchase a barrel.

Since 2011, Operation Ride Home has raised more than $2.3 million in donations and helped send more than 10,000 individual service members and those with families home. Men and women from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard have been assisted with travel to all 50 states. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently-owned, community newspaper located in Lynchburg, Tennessee the home of The Jack Daniel Distillery. We focus on public service, non-partisan, rural journalism. We cover the Metro Moore County government, local tourism, Moore County schools, high school sports, Motlow State Community College, as well as whiskey industry news and regional and state stories that affect our readers.}