GreenCare for Troops holds first Band Blitz fundraiser

September 19, 2017 -  By
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GreenCare for Troops (GCFT) held its first Band Blitz fundraiser in Delano, Minn., Sept. 12. GCFT is a nationwide program providing free lawn and landscape services to eligible military families.

Three local bands performed during the event. More than $10,000 was raised through ticket sales, food and beverage and raffle ticket sales for chances to win Toro power equipment. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Delano American Legion.

State Rep. Joe McDonald read a proclamation from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announcing GreenCare for Troops/Delano American Legion Post 377 Day, and Congressman Tom Emmer greeted the crowd.

Local GCFT volunteers William Krammer of Lake Elmo, Minn.; and Spencer Werness of Burnsville, Minn., were recognized during the evening. Werness’ son serves in the Army National Guard.

“Thriving lawns, trees and plants go beyond the aesthetics; they are an integral part of the social fabric of a community, and provide a safe yard for kids to play and a serene environment for military families to destress,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Managed yards are also instrumental in helping wounded veterans rehab and reconnect with their families.”

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