This week marks the beginning of National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week, and Project EverGreen and Boss Snowplow are inviting volunteers to learn more about the program.
First started in 2010, SnowCare for Troops is a program that pairs volunteer snow and ice removal contractors with local military families and disabled veterans in need of a helping hand.
“SnowCare for Troops is more than clearing driveways and sidewalks of snow and ice,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “It is a way to ease the burden of deployments on military families and to help veterans with disabilities maintain their independence. We’re very grateful for the commitment of our dedicated volunteers and the continued support from Boss Snowplow.”
This year it will celebrate its eighth year of providing free snow and ice removal services, and it is open to military families across the country with an active deployment and veterans with a post-9/11, service connected disability. The program was modeled after Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops initiative.
Project SnowCare is actively seeking volunteers who are willing to add a few more stops to their winter service route this season. These volunteers will provide complimentary snow and ice removal services to qualifying military families when they are in need.
Volunteers in Connecticut, Alaska, Colorado and Ohio are especially needed.
“Boss backs you up, and sponsoring the SnowCare for Troops program allows us to help those who need extra assistance to restore order after winter snowstorms,” said Mark Klossner, marketing vice president for Boss Snowplow.
Since beginning the program, Project SnowCare has seen more than 5,000 military families and 1,500 snow removal contractor volunteers across the country register to either provide or receive services since its inception.
“We are passionate about supporting active and disabled veteran members of the Armed Forces in whatever way we can,” said Mark Klossner, director of marketing, BOSS Snowplow. “Supporting initiatives like SnowCare for Troops allows us to make this passion a reality.”
Those interested in volunteering or finding more information on the program can visit the Project SnowCare website.