IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. – This month marks the nine-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the start of the War on Terror.
Nearly a decade later, Americans are still very much engaged in this conflict, and we continue to call upon the courage and commitment of citizen soldiers – regular, hard-working people – to do their duty and preserve our safety and freedom. And as the years have worn on the daily dispatches from the frontlines in Iraq and Afghanistan have moved from being headline news to, many times, only brief mentions and footnotes in our daily lives.
As a way to help the families of those in the armed forces serving overseas, BOSS Snowplow, in partnership with Project Evergreen, has launched SnowCare for Troops.
The SnowCare for Troops program brings together snowplow professionals and volunteers to provide free snow removal services for military families with a spouse or family member serving in our armed forces. For the professional snow removal industry, SnowCare for Troops is a way the industry can say thank you to our military personnel and their families.
Those of you who work in the landscape industry are probably already aware of Project Evergreen’s four-year-old GreenCare for Troops initiative. That program, which serves as the template for SnowCare for Troops, has more than 10,000 military families in its database and is supported by nearly 3,000 green industry professionals and volunteers.
Lawn & Landscape and its sister publication, GIE Media’s Snow magazine, are asking snow fighters to sign on as goodwill ambassadors in their communities and lend a helping hand – or plow – this winter.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Adopt one or two families locally by providing snow removal services throughout the winter; loan snow removal equipment to volunteers or groups; and donate money, transportation or gas cards to offset snow removal and maintenance costs.
For more information on how you can get involved with SnowCare for Troops, check out projectevergreen.com or http://www.bossplow.com/snowcarefortroops or call 888/611-2956.
This winter, as others do their duty, make it your duty to sign up for SnowCare for Troops and support your local military families. It’s our industry’s unique way of saying “Thanks.”