First Lady meets with Project EverGreen

Updated Feb 19, 2013

Project EverGreen was on the frontlines of a recent roundtable discussion with First Lady Michelle Obama about how communities can better support military families in the United States.

The organization’s GreenCare for Troops program was invited to participate in a discussion with the first lady March 16 in the Twin Cities along with a handful of other programs that benefit families of service members.

The roundtable was part of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative. Led by Obama, the program is designed to recognize organizations and communities dedicated to supporting military families throughout the country. The meeting also sought to share ideas and experiences for existing programs to be expanded and for new programs to be developed.

GreenCare for Troops matches lawn and landscape contractors or local volunteers to provide free landscaping and lawn care for area military families with a loved one currently deployed with the military. The program is underwritten by Cub Cadet.

SnowCare for Troops, a sister program to GreenCare for Troops underwritten by Boss Snowplow, was also discussed with Obama.

Project EverGreen will also participate in an April 11 White House ceremony recognizing GreenCare for Troops and the 19 other finalists in the Joining Forces Challenge.

Volunteers wishing to register for the program can sign up here. Military families with a member currently deployed in the military needing lawn services can sign up here.

For more information about Project EverGreen, visit

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