Deployment can be rough on the family that remains behind, but thanks to a free program from Project EverGreen, a national non-profit organization, cutting the grass or shoveling the driveway can be one less thing to worry about.
Project EverGreen, with the generous support of corporate sponsors, provides complimentary lawn and landscape services, and snow and ice removal services for the families of currently deployed military personnel (E-6 and below) on a needs-based basis.
Families are paired with local volunteers that offer lawn mowing, trimming shrubs/bushes/hedges, aeration, fertilizing/weed control, perimeter pest control, mosquito control, fire ant control, spring clean-up, fall/leaf clean-up and snow removal — although not every volunteer will offer every service.
There are over 5,000 volunteer contractors in all 50 states. More than 10,000 military families have registered for the program and received an estimated $5 million in services since the program's inception.
Service is provided for the entire length of the deployment. If a deployment is extended or ends early, military families need to change the deployment dates in their profile or contact the program manager.
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