CLEVELAND, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To raise awareness of the ongoing need for basic lawn care and landscape services for families of deployed military personnel and veterans with service-related disabilities, Project EverGreen recognizes June 11-17, 2017 as National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week.
The program, which celebrates its 11th year in 2017, has seen more than 11,000 military families and veterans, and more than 6,000 green industry professionals register to receive or provide these much needed volunteer services since the program was launched in 2006.
"These valuable services provide military families and wounded and disabled veterans with peace of mind and freedom to heal," says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. "A managed lawn and yard provides vital space for military personnel and veterans to recover and re-connect with their families."
The program has provided basic lawn and landscape services and so much more including back yards for service dogs to run in, green gardens for disabled veterans to reflect in and countless hours of joy for families to bond.
Thriving lawns, trees and plants go beyond the aesthetics; they are an integral part of the social fabric of a community and provide individuals with the ability to actively participate in creating a greener, healthier, cooler Earth.
Project EverGreen's GreenCare and SnowCare for Troops volunteers delivered lawn care and landscape services valued at $1 million to hundreds of military families and wounded/disabled veterans across the U.S. in 2016. Since its inception 11 years ago, more than 11,000 families have registered for the program. The Toro Company is the presenting partner for GCFT with supporting partner Nufarm.
For more information on how to volunteer or sign up for Project EverGreen's GreenCare for Troops, call 888.611.2955 or visit www.ProjectEverGreen.org.
About Project EverGreen
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Project EverGreen (www.ProjectEverGreen.org) is a national non-profit organization committed to creating a greener, cooler earth by supporting the creation, renovation and revitalization of managed recreational and athletic green spaces that result in healthier, happier people. Project EverGreen's initiatives include GreenCare for Troops™, SnowCare for Troops™ and Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.™
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