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Volunteer Organization Offers Free Yard Care

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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. The program also offers temporary yard maintenance help to wounded or disabled veterans.

The Toro Company and BOSS Snowplows are underwriting two programs provided by Project EverGreen that provide complimentary lawn and landscape services, and snow and ice removal services for the families of currently deployed military personnel, and wounded or disabled veterans with a service-related disability.

GreenCare for Troops, in existence since 2006, and SnowCare for Troops, in existence since 2010, have over 5,000 volunteer contractors in all 50 states. These volunteers have provided services such as mowing, lawn care, bed edging, tree pruning, lawn fertilization, spring clean-up, fall clean-up, and snow removal. More than 10,000 military families have registered for the program and received an estimated $5 million in services since the program's inception.

Green Care For Troops

GreenCare for Troops, with support from The Toro Co., is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by Project EverGreen that connects local green industry professionals with men and women serving our country in the armed forces away from home. GreenCare for Troops also offers services to wounded and disabled veterans, in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel.

For eligible wounded or disabled veterans, services will be provided for a 9-12 month period once the match is made. Active-duty military members are eligible during deployments.

SnowCare For Troops

Project EverGreen has also partnered with BOSS Snowplow to connect military families with snow and ice management professionals and volunteers to provide free snow and ice removal services. Now in its sixth season SnowCare for Troops offers snow and ice removal services to wounded and disabled veterans as well as to families of currently deployed military personnel.

For eligible wounded or disabled veterans, snow removal services will be provided for a nine to 12-month period once the match is made. Active-duty military members are eligible during deployments.

For More Information

Members who wish to receive yard care, or volunteers who are interested in helping out should visit Project Evergreen's website for more information.

 

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