PERC donates $5,000 to GreenCare for Troops

Jeremy Wishart presents a check for $5,000 to Project Evergreen's executive director, Cindy Cole, and Joe Shooner, president of Focal Point Communications. (Photo: LM Staff)
Jeremy Wishart, center, presents a check for $5,000 to Project Evergreen’s executive director, Cindy Cole, left, and Joe Shooner, right, president of Focal Point Communications. (Photo: LM Staff)

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) donated $5,000 to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program as part of an in-booth promotion for contractor conducted throughout GIE+EXPO week.

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.

“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.

PERC also presented Jim Langendorf, with Olympic Lawns from Springboro, Ohio, as the winner of its trailer giveaway sweepstakes. In addition to the trailer itself, a 16-foot Big Tex Trailer, Langendorf took home an Exmark Lazer S-Series propane mower, a Spartan RTHD 61” propane mower, a Stihl cordless blower and cordless trimmer, a water cooler and 25 safety vests and pairs of work gloves.

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