Salute to service: How GreenCare for Troops is giving back to military families in need

November 8, 2017By

Who will mow the lawn? Who’s going to shovel the driveway and the sidewalk in the winter? Last year, Carla Nichols asked these questions, among many others, as her husband, Jon, a technical sergeant in the Air Force, prepared for his deployment to Germany. Carla Nichols was particularly concerned because, with a full-job time as a physical therapist assistant, a... read more

GreenCare for Troops holds first Band Blitz fundraiser

September 19, 2017By

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... read more

Project EverGreen extends GCFT to wounded, disabled veterans

March 26, 2015By

Project EverGreen expanded its GreenCare for Troops (GCFT) program to include wounded and disabled veterans in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel. The program, now in its ninth year, provides military personnel and their immediate families with free lawn care and landscape services from registered volunteers for the length of deployment, typically nine months to one year. The... read more

Project EverGreen assists wounded, disabled veterans

November 4, 2014By

In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month and Veterans Day, Project EverGreen extended its Green Care for Troops (GCFT) and SnowCare for Troops (SCFT) programs to include wounded and disabled veterans. Previously, the programs solely have served families of currently deployed military personnel, offering free lawn care, landscaping and snow and ice removal services. According to the U.S. Department of... read more