TruGreen partners with nonprofit to help beautify communities across the country

April 29, 2016 -  By

TruGreen-logoTruGreen is partnering with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful to improve communities across the country. Starting with projects in Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Pittsburgh, Keep America Beautiful affiliates will submit community improvement ideas for a chance to secure TruGreen TruNeighbor grants of up to $15,000, including in-kind services.

TruGreen has partnered with Keep America Beautiful as part of the company’s TruNeighbor program, an initiative aimed to reduce community blight, increase access to green spaces and help more people live life outside. TruGreen launched two beautification pilot projects last year in Lansing, Mich., and Gary, Ind. Working in partnership with each city’s mayor and local community leaders, TruGreen helped revitalize a public gathering space in Gary and is creating a public orchard in Lansing.

“We take pride in being a ‘TruNeighbor’ to the communities where we live, work and play,” said David Alexander, TruGreen president and CEO.  “It’s our hope that by improving the quality of a neighborhood’s outdoor spaces we can also improve the quality of life of its residents by helping them to live life outside. Keep America Beautiful has shared in that mission for more than 60 years, and we are honored to partner with them on important community improvement projects across the country.”

Keep America Beautiful recently kicked off its annual Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. In its 18th year, Great American Cleanup events and education programs help to renew public spaces such as parks, trails and recreation areas; clean shorelines and waterways; remove litter and debris; reduce waste and improve recycling; and plant trees, flowers and community gardens among other activities.

“We’re excited to forge a new partnership with TruGreen to forward our mission to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment,” said Jennifer Jehn, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “The support from TruGreen bolsters our efforts to bring people together to transform public spaces into beautiful places and to make a positive environmental, economic and social difference in communities nationwide.”

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