Contractors who visited the Propane Education & Research Council booth at GIE+EXPO supported Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program in a big way.
The initiative was part of the Propane Education & Research Council’s “United We Fuel” booth theme.
The Propane Education & Research Council donated $5,000 to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program as part of an in-booth promotion conducted throughout last week’s GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.
PERC announced the amount after tallying the total number of entries to its in-booth trailer giveaway sweepstakes. On behalf of each contractor who entered the in-booth trailer giveaway sweepstakes, PERC donated $5 to the GreenCare for Troops program.
Project EverGreen’s Cindy Code (left) and Joe Shooner (right) accept a $5,000 donation for GreenCare for Troops from PERC’s Jeremy Wishart (middle) at the GIE + EXPO.
GreenCare for Troops and its sister program SnowCare for Troops provides complimentary lawn care, basic landscape maintenance and snow removal for families of deployed military personnel across the United States. The program, now in its 13th year, has seen more than 11,000 military families and 6,000 lawn and landscape contractors register to receive or provide services
“PERC is proud to support GreenCare for Troops, an organization that assists American service members and their families during deployment. Propane is an all-American fuel, and for many of the family-run, small businesses who make up much of the propane industry, supporting those who protect our nation is very important,” said Jeremy Wishart, PERC director of off-road business development. “We were excited to see how many lawn and landscape industry professionals participated in growing our donation to GreenCare for Troops. To reflect that spirit, we are rounding up PERC’s total donation to $5,000.”
GreenCare for Troops connects families of active duty deployed service members with professional lawn, landscape, and snow removal volunteers in all 50 states. Volunteers provide free services to eligible families in their area for the length of their deployment, typically nine to 12 months.
“A managed lawn and yard provide vital green space for military personnel to re-connect with their loved ones, said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “The support of industry partners like PERC helps further the program and deliver these much-needed services that create thriving outdoor spaces for military families to use while their loved ones are deployed.”