Arborjet Ecologel Renews Sponsorship of GreenCare for Troops Program
The GreenCare for Troops Program Has Helped More Than 12,000 Military Families
“We are proud to support Project EverGreen as their mission directly aligns with our philosophy of preserving green spaces, including
lawns, trees, parks and communities in a sustainable way.”
Arborjet Ecologel, leaders in plant health care and water management solutions, are pleased to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, they will be an official sponsor of Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops™ program in 2023.
“We are proud to support Project EverGreen as their mission directly aligns with our philosophy of preserving green spaces, including lawns, trees, parks and communities in a sustainable way,” said Ecologel President Rick Irwin.
GreenCare for Troops (GCFT) is a needs- based program for active-duty deployed service members. Last year, the program engaged 2,000 active volunteers, who helped more than 1,000 military families maintain their home lawns. Since its inception, more than 12,000 military families and 7,000 contractors have registered for the program donating more than $15 million towards in-kind services.
Ecologel is a natural fit for the program as they are a premier developer and manufacturer of innovative products for water conservation. One of their flagship products, Hydretain® is a revolutionary soil moisture management technology that is designed to significantly reduce watering requirements of turfgrasses, trees, shrubs, flowers, container plants and agriculture by as much as 50 percent.
Ecologel has committed to provide free Hydretain products to help maintain the lawns and landscapes of deployed military personnel, while also helping them reduce their water bills. Through GCFT, military personnel can request lawn and landscaping services during their period of deployment. Volunteers who provide these services can sign up for free Hydretain products once they are matched with a military family.
“We are fortunate to have Arborjet | Ecologel as a sponsor again this year. We’re all working toward the common goal of maintaining healthy green spaces while supporting GCFT and SnowCare for Troops (SCFT) across the country.
In addition to their financial and product donations, Ecologel’s Marketing Director, Sarah Spatola is volunteering her time on the GreenCare for Troops Committee, helping further support the program’s initiative.
“Our goal is to continue to create environments that bring families, neighbors, and communities together in support of a greener, healthier, cooler Earth” stated Cindy Code, Executive Director Project EverGreen.
In 2021, Ecologel began offering another beneficial product pertaining to SnowCare for Troops. Na-X, which quickly reduces sodium levels in the soil, and can be used to flush sodium left behind from the use of ice-melt products. Na-X will continue to be available to volunteers through the 2023 sponsorship.