If you're behind the ball and haven't gotten your Christmas tree yet, don't worry. You might be one of the people meant to help out a family in need this holiday season in the Elwood section of Mullica Township.

The place is called Lanza's Christmas Tree Farm. If you belong to South Jersey-based Facebook groups, you might have seen the post that's since gone viral about the family that's transitioned to "you-cut" trees due to the father's illness. His name is Richard Lanza and, according to his daughter Sommer, he needs all of our thoughts and prayers this holiday season.

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Sommer revealed that this season's been a hard one on her family as her father, Richard, has unfortunately seen progression with his Huntington's Disease. If you're unfamiliar with that condition, the MayoClinic explains that it's basically a gradual breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

According to Richard's daughter, Sommer Lanza,

"It has always been so important to my father that we all continue the tradition of our Christmas tree farm!"

The family has really pitched in since the disease started to get worse for Richard a few years ago. The surrounding communities of Mullica Township and Hammonton are all pulling for this family, too. If you haven't seen the Facebook post, check it out below:

The post has been shared thousands of times and has reached people not only in Atlantic County, but Cumberland, Cape May, Gloucester, and Camden Counties as well.

So, if you're still in need of a tree and would like to get yours from Lanza's and help out this awesome family that always puts the community first, here's what you need to know.


They're located at 1100 Elwood Road in Mullica. If using your GPS, make sure you put in Hammonton as the town.


Lanza's Tree Farm is open seven days a week. As for the hours, as long as there's daylight, they'll assist you.


Currently, it's a self-cut-and-load system, but you won't be upset about that once you find out the price.


For a freshly cut tree, you'll only be asked for $20! Talk about an AMAZING deal that's also going to a good cause. You can absolutely donate more if you'd like. That's not required, of course.


According to Sommer, they certainly have plenty of that! Douglass fur, blue spruce, white pine, and con color fur - they've got them all!

For more information about how to get your tree from the Lanza's, you can reach out to Sommer HERE.

Source: Facebook

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