GreenCare for Troops expands
CLEVELAND, Ohio — 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 is a major need area.
With that statistic in mind, Project EverGreen is pleased to announce the expansion of its GreenCare for Troops (GCFT) program to include wounded and disabled veterans in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel. GCFT is underwritten by The Toro Company.
The program, now in its ninth year, provides military personnel and their immediate families with free lawn care and landscape services from registered volunteers for the length of deployment; typically nine months to one year. The same service period exists for wounded and disabled veterans; and they can re-apply for an additional year of services if needed.
Additionally, there are more than 1.4 million active-duty personnel currently serving in the U.S. military including more than 160,000 personnel deployed in 150 countries across the world.
“The need to support the families of those holding down the home front is significant. 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,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “We're very grateful for the continued support from The Toro Company and the leadership they have demonstrated in support of military families goes above and beyond the call of duty.”