Welcome to GreenCare & SnowCare for Troops!
Thank you for your interest in the GreenCare & SnowCare for Troops program. We are eager to match you with willing volunteers who can assist with your lawn and landscape needs, but we kindly ask you review a bit of information first.
1) Please watch this short video to better understand how the program operates.
2) Please review these FAQs to make sure you are eligible, prior to registering.
- Who is eligible for services?
Active-duty deployed service members and Post 9/11 disabled veterans. This is a needs based program for those military members who are financially and/or physically/mentally unable to care for their yard.
Eligibility Requirements for Post 9/11 Disabled Veterans
Veterans must have a service-connected disability from an injury occurring on or after September 11, 2001 which prevents them from performing their own lawn care. A letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs showing disability rating, dates of service and verification that injuries are service-connected must be submitted at the time of registration. Approved veterans may receive a maximum of two years of complimentary service but must re-register for the second year.
- What services are offered?
Mowing, weed eating, aeration, tree pruning, lawn fertilization, pest control, bed edging, weeding, spring clean-up and snow removal — although not every volunteer will offer every service.
- What does it cost?
Lawn, landscape and snow removal services are provided free of charge by our program volunteers.
- How do I know if there is a volunteer in my area?
GCFT/SCFT are nationwide programs. We operate in all 50 states. You must register with the program before a volunteer match can be determined. Volunteer matches are based on zip code and services requested. If we have an available volunteer in your area, the name of the volunteer and their email and phone number will appear on your computer screen. If we don’t currently have an available volunteer, we’ll alert you via email once one becomes available. New volunteers sign up every day.
- How long does the service last?
9-12 months, the typical length of a deployment. If a deployment is extended, military families need to change the deployment dates in their profile or contact the program manager. For Post 9/11 disabled veterans the program is a MAXIMUM two year helping hand program. Disabled veterans receive service in one-year increments so they must re-register for the second year.
- How do I register if I don’t have email?
Any family member or friend may register on behalf of the military member. However, the email address required to register will be used for correspondence with the GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops Program manager if necessary. Please make sure the person you choose will relay messages and information to you if needed. If the military member does not have someone who can assist, please call our program manager at 888-611-2955 to register.
3) Please create an account and register for the program.
Contact us if you need assistance creating or accessing your account.
Listen to our recent interview on Minnesota Military Radio
"I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for what Project EverGreen does for military families. My husband is deployed and after weeks of looking for help with my lawn, I was fortunate to come across your website. I am so pleased with the quick response from my assigned volunteer. He was very kind when we spoke on the phone and his team was out here within a week. Left my yard spotless."
DONATE TO GREENCARE FOR TROOPS
Financial contributions to GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops allow us to match military families with volunteers in their area. Please donate today and help Project EverGreen connect families in need with willing volunteers.