SnowCare for Troops Makes A Difference for Military Families and Disabled Veterans
For families of deployed military personnel and post 9/11 veterans with a service-connected disability, clearing driveways and sidewalks of snow and ice can be a real hardship.
Not only is it physically taxing but it takes valuable time away from family and handling other important tasks from getting the kids to school and activities to picking up a prescription or making it to a doctor’s appointment.
To help military families and disabled veterans overcome those challenges, Project EverGreen, in partnership with BOSS Snowplow, established the SnowCare for Troops initiative in 2010 to provide complimentary snow and ice removal services to these deserving individuals who are our nation’s heroes.
From November 5-11, 2017 Project EverGreen recognizes National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week to raise the profile of the program and spotlight the efforts of the initiative’s volunteers, military families and wounded and disabled veterans it serves.
Now in its eighth year, SnowCare for Troops has seen more than 5,000 military families and 1,500 snow removal contractor volunteers across the country register to either receive or provide services since its inception.
“SnowCare for Troops provides military families with peace of mind and lifts a significant burden from their plate,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “We’re very grateful for the commitment of our dedicated volunteers and the continued support from BOSS Snowplow. The leadership they have demonstrated in support of military families goes above and beyond the call of duty.”
SnowCare for Troops is more than clearing driveways and sidewalks of snow and ice it is a means to allow military families and wounded/disabled veterans to maintain their independence and go about their daily routines taking care of family, going to work or rehabilitating service-connected injuries.
“We are passionate about supporting active and disabled veteran members of the Armed Forces in whatever way we can,” said Mark Klossner, director of marketing, BOSS Snowplow. “Supporting initiatives like SnowCare for Troops allows us to make this passion a reality.”
More volunteers are always needed for SnowCare for Troops. In particular, Fort Drum, N.Y. and Groton, Conn., are two high-demand service areas. Snow removal contractors, able-bodied veterans or anyone with a shovel are encouraged to volunteer.