Chase announced they will be putting the tree back up. “We have a policy of not accepting gifts from customers, but we are applying common sense here and putting the tree back up at our own expense. We are thankful for Mr. Morales' nice gesture,” Hassell told CBS 11.
Merry Christmas, kuffar! Yesterday I posted that Chase Manhaatan Bank removed the Chrstimas tree from a local branch: JP Morgan/Chase Bans Christmas Tree.
Well, they have reconsidered. :)
Morales, 50, donated and decorated a 9-foot-tall tree in the lobby of the Chase branch on E. Southlake Blvd. The cost of the tree was estimated at around $3,000. He did this as a goodwill gesture to the customers, branch and it’s employees.
The tree arrived on November 22nd and was fully decorated, the cost of which came from Morales’ own pocket. It was ordered to be removed on November 30th because according to Chase, some people were offended by it.
The bank’s policy is to use only decorations supplied by the company according to Gregg Hassell, a JB Morgan Chase spokesperson. “We appreciate the thoughtful gesture. Unfortunately, we’re unable to keep it on display for the remainder of the holiday season.”