Celebrate National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week – April 19-25, 2015

Warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and buds on trees are all signs that spring is here to stay. It also means it’s time for homeowners to feed and fertilize lawns and shrubs after their winter hiatus and mow that lawn as spring showers promote new growth.

For families of deployed military personnel and wounded or disabled veterans handling those basic yard maintenance tasks can be a real challenge. To meet that challenge Project EverGreen established the GreenCare for Troops program to provide complimentary lawn and landscape care services to these deserving individuals.

As the program enters its ninth year, Project EverGreen is celebrating the first-ever National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week. If you are already a volunteer, thank you. If you have not registered, please consider doing so. To access the GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week Tool Kit, please sign in.

gcft-LOGOGreenCare 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 is in the process of helping hundreds of volunteers provide free lawn and landscape services for thousands of military families nationwide.

With the start of our ninth season, we are excited to announce that GreenCare for Troops will now offer services to wounded and disabled veterans, in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel. For eligible wounded or disabled veterans, snow removal services will be provided for a 9-12 month period once the match is made. Active-duty military members are eligible during deployments.

If you are classified as wounded and/or disabled by the U.S. Military then you are eligible to apply for these programs.

Could you use some assistance with your lawn and landscape work while your family member is deployed? Sign up here and we will try to match you with volunteers in your area.Sign Up Here
We have an ongoing need for volunteers; companies, groups and individuals, to assist the thousands of military families who need help with their yard work. Please volunteer today.Sign Up Here
If you’re a military family and have already signed up for GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops, please click below to sign in to your account and/or update your information.Sign In Here
If you’re a volunteer and have already signed up for GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops, please click below to sign in to your account and/or update your information.Sign In Here

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama poses with PE Executive Director Cindy Code (left), a member of the military and PE staff. PE was recognized for our work giving back to military families.

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama poses with PE Executive Director Cindy Code (left), a member of the military and PE staff. PE was recognized for our work giving back to military families.