Each year, Project EverGreen dedicates one week to shine a bright spotlight on the GreenCare for Troops program, which provides free lawn care and landscape services to families of currently deployed military personnel and post 9/11 veterans with a service-connected disability.

This year, National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week will take place June 10-16. Awareness week is the perfect way to spread the GreenCare for Troops message in order to find new volunteers, register more military families and veterans, and eventually make GreenCare for Troops a household name.

With gorgeous, warm weather upon us, the time to enjoy basking in the sun is always cherished. Our yards provide an area for children to play and friends to connect; creating a beautiful place that positively contributes to the environment and the relationships in our lives.

However, not every family is so lucky to have these spaces, including military families and veterans who cannot find the time or are physically unable to take care of their own lawns. GreenCare for Troops is working to turn the tables on this situation by giving the gift of green space to military families and veterans when they are most in need of a place that can lift spirits and relieve stress.

The impact that GreenCare for Troops has had since its inception in 2006 is astounding with more than 11,000 military families and disabled veterans registering for the program.

Many agree with Leesa Shelley Hudson, whose family was a beneficiary of the generosity of GreenCare for Troops’ volunteer RSG Landscaping in Concord, Virginia, who said, “We could not get through the spring and summer without your help. Thank you for being there for Disabled Veterans like my husband… You are a blessing.”

Giving back to military families that sacrifice so much for our country is a selfless service. Help spread awareness of the Project EverGreen program by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Instagram, and sharing your knowledge with others.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or is eligible to receive services, visit the GreenCare for Troops page.