June 20-26, 2021, is National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week, founded to ease the burden on families of deployed military personnel by providing complimentary lawn and landscape services during the length of deployment.
Marking its 15th year, the nationwide program issues a call for volunteers to register to help meet the growing number of military families requesting services. It also seeks to raise awareness with military families, and encourages eligible personnel to register to receive services. The program is conducted by Project EverGreen, a Cleveland-based, national nonprofit that supports the health and vitality of green spaces in communities around the country. To date, it has provided approximately $10 million in donated lawn and landscape services to military families.
“GreenCare for Troops is more than a program that checks a box and takes care of a necessary service, it has become a transformative experience for both volunteers and recipients,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Not only do our volunteers provide a valued service that relieves a burden for military families, but they are also sustaining a healthy, safe lawn and yard for kids to play and families to unwind in at the end of a stressful day.”
Nufarm is the title partner for GreenCare for Troops; platinum partners include The Toro Company and SiteOne Landscape Supply; Arborjet|Ecologel Solutions is a silver partner.
Project EverGreen also offers a SnowCare for Troops program (sponsored by BOSS) that provides complimentary snow and ice removal services for families of deployed military personnel. The national awareness week for SnowCare for Troops will be recognized January 23-29, 2022.
For more information on how to register to become a GreenCare for Troops volunteer, call 888/611.2955 or visit Project EverGreen.