The Grounds Guys spends first week of November donating services to charities

November 3, 2016 -  By

Grounds-Guys-LogoFor the sixth year in a row, professionals from The Grounds Guys will band together to donate services to local charities during WeCare Week.

The Grounds Guys established the service project initiative in 2011 in remembrance of Monika Woerlen and her family, a sibling of one of the original The Grounds Guys founders, who died in a house fire. Today, the event has grown into WeCare Week and is observed during the first week of November by The Dwyer Group, parent company of The Grounds Guys.

Lawn care, cleaning of landscapes and service equipment, and window washing are among the services provided during WeCare Week.

At The Grounds Guys in central Connecticut, Ken Henrikson’s team will offer 20 neighborhood lawn services in exchange for a donation of a full turkey dinner. The dinners will be donated to a local food pantry in Southington, Conn., to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Last year, The Grounds Guys Central Connecticut donated more than 40 dinners. The team also donated pizzas to local fire houses on Sept. 11 and raised funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October, with the goal of raising $2,500.

Kenny Smith, of The Grounds Guys in Spokane Valley, Wash., will rally his team for the sixth year in a row to winterize the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane, an organization that provides a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment. The team of volunteers, comprised of The Grounds Guys employees and customers, will also prepare food for the residents of the house.

At The Grounds Guys Owensboro, Ky., Brad Bell and his team with partner with the local Ronald McDonald House Charities of Evansville, Ind., to provide fall clean-up service to the exterior of the house. Additionally, Bell plans to expand contributions by donating services to local churches.

“WeCare Week reflects The Grounds Guys’ core mission to give back to the communities in which we serve,” said The Grounds Guys President Chris Elmore. “Year after year our hardworking franchisees mobilize an army of volunteers to lend a helping hand to charities in need. It’s an amazing collective effort in remembrance of the Woerlen family.”

Since the program’s inception, The Grounds Guys have donated more than $100,000 worth on product and service.

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