In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month and Veterans Day, Project EverGreen extended its Green Care for Troops (GCFT) and SnowCare for Troops (SCFT) programs to include wounded and disabled veterans.
Previously, the programs solely have served families of currently deployed military personnel, offering free lawn care, landscaping and snow and ice removal services.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 3.6 million veterans with a service-related disability and the need for day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance services.
The GCFT initiative, underwritten by The Toro Co., currently serves more than 10,000 families with 4,500 lawn and landscape contracts participating. Its sister initiative, SCFT, underwritten by Boss Products, currently serves more than 3,750 families with nearly 1,400 snow and ice contractor volunteers.
“We’re very grateful for the continued support from our friends at Boss and Toro, and the leadership they have demonstrated in support of military families goes above and beyond the call of duty,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “We’re thrilled to expand this program for wounded and disabled veterans. It’s important to Project EverGreen and our dedicated volunteer base to continue supporting our veterans in their critical time of need.”
Mark Klossner, marketing director for Boss, added: “The members of the U.S. military comprise the most amazing fighting force on the planet. Supporting our troops is what SCFT is all about. Every month more and more snow removal and landscape professionals offer their services to help military families. They offer their time and energy showing their appreciation to our service members, and we look forward to a very active year.”