CLEVELAND – Military families face many challenges when a loved one is deployed, and Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops was founded 13 years ago to ease the burden on the families of deployed military personnel by providing complimentary lawn and landscape services during the length of deployment.
The nationwide program recognizes June 9-15, 2019 as National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week, and issues a call for volunteers to register to help meet the growing number of military families requesting services. It also hopes to raise awareness with military families and encourages eligible personnel to register to receive services.
GreenCare for Troops has seen more than 11,000 military families register to receive an estimated $8 million in donated lawn care and landscape services from more than 6,000 green industry professionals.
“GreenCare for Troops is more than a program that checks a box and takes care of a necessary service, it has become a transformative experience for both volunteers and recipients,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Not only do our volunteers provide a valued service and relieves a burden, but they are also allowing military families to benefit from two powerful forces – their families and nature.”