Project EverGreen celebrates GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week

June 12, 2017 -  By
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Graphic: Project EverGreen

GreenCare for Troops is celebrating National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week between June 11-17.

The initiative is designed to raise awareness of the need for lawn care and landscape services for families of deployed military personnel and post 9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities, according to Project EverGreen, the organization behind GreenCare for Troops.

These valuable services provide military families and wounded and disabled veterans with peace of mind and freedom to heal,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “A managed lawn and yard provides vital outdoor space for military personnel, disabled veterans and their families to begin their recovery and re-connect with their families.” 

The program, which has run for 11 years, has helped 11,000 military families with projects that have totaled $8 million, according to Project EverGreen. To assist these efforts, more than 6,000 green industry professionals have registered to volunteer since the program’s launch in 2006.

In addition to basic lawn and landscape services, projects include creating backyards for service dogs to run in, gardens for service members to enjoy and tend to and much more.

The Toro Co. and Nufarm are sponsors for the 2017 Green Care for Troops Awareness Week initiative.

Graphic: Project EverGreen

Graphic: Project EverGreen

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