Volunteers are needed for two nationwide programs sponsored by Project EverGreen that serve military families and disabled veterans.
SnowCare for Troops and GreenCare for Troops match volunteers in the green industry with families of deployed military personnel, and post 9/11 veterans with service-connected injuries or disabilities, to lend a hand.
SnowCare and GreenCare for Troops are 10-year-old, nationwide programs. Project EverGreen says that these projects are made possible by the generosity of volunteers who want to give back to those who have served America.
The company says that by taking the time to tend to the basic needs of the yard and landscape, volunteers provide a safe and healthy area for families to play, relax and unwind in their homes. These programs strive the help as many families as possible, and volunteers are working in all 50 states.
“Volunteers are the heart and soul of our programs. By providing these valuable services, military families gain peace of mind as well as a serene yard to get outside and unwind,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “It also often enables disabled veterans to remain in their homes while they focus on healing and re-connecting with their families. Please step up and join us in taking care of our nation’s heroes. Whether it is one family or multiple families, we appreciate your participation.”
Volunteers in the program agree to provide basic lawn and landscape services, such as lawn mowing, tree trimming and weeding, as well as snow removal. Services are free of charge to these military families during the length of the deployment or registration period; this is generally one year or less for deployed troops and no more than two years for disabled veterans.
For those who register to be a volunteer by April 30 and agree to help at least one family in your area, your name will go into a drawing to win a Home Depot gift card valued at $500.
For more information on the programs, and to register to be a volunteer, visit www.ProjectEverGreen.org