GreenCare for Troops: Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty for Military Families and Veterans In Need
To raise awareness of the ongoing need for basic lawn care and landscape services for families of deployed military personnel and post 9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities, Project EverGreen recognizes June 10-16, 2018 as GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week.
The program, which marks its 12th year in 2018, has seen more than 11,000 military families and veterans register to receive an estimated $8 million in donated lawn care and landscape services from more than 6,000 green industry professionals.
And like the military members it serves, volunteers have often gone above and beyond the call of duty.
From a fully redone backyard for a military member returning from an extended deployment to creating a back yard space for service dogs to run in, GreenCare for Troops has gone beyond providing a valuable service – it has become a transformative experience for both volunteers and recipients.
“The connection our volunteers have with military families and/or disabled veterans they are matched with can be very personal and meaningful,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Not only are our volunteers providing a valued service and a relieving a burden, but they are also creating an environment where military families and disabled veterans can re-connect with two powerful forces – their families and nature.”
If you’re not a GreenCare for Troops volunteer, please register today so we can match more military families in need…you’ll be glad you did.