Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops program provides complimentary snow and ice removal services for the families of currently deployed military personnel, and post 9/11 disabled veterans with a service-connected disability.
This 6-year-old, nationwide program is made possible because of the generosity of our volunteers who want to give back to our nation’s heroes for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of all Americans. By taking care of basic snow removal needs, our volunteers provide a safe and healthy area for families to play, unwind and relax in their homes.
These complimentary services are provided to eligible families in need to provide a helping hand to our military at a time they need it most. The program strives to help as many families as possible. While we have volunteers in all 50 states; we may not always have a volunteer immediately available to help in every area. Volunteer availability changes frequently as new volunteers sign up and deployments end.
While deployment levels vary from day to day, the U.S. military continues to have a major presence around the world. The U.S. Department of Defense reports more than 1.4 million active-duty personnel currently serve in the core branches of the armed services with another 850,000 reservists ready to serve. Uncertainty in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world means that the roughly 175,000 troops serving overseas will continue to need our support and help on the home front.
“As any service member can tell you, the need for this program is still very great and we’re thrilled to see that participation in SnowCare for Troops is growing,” said Mark Klossner, marketing director for THE BOSS Snowplow. “Backing up our troops is what this program is all about. We’re excited to see so many snow removal and landscape professionals giving their time and energy to show their appreciation to our service members and we look forward to a very active year.”
“We’re very grateful for the generous underwriting support our friends at BOSS Snowplow have given to help ensure military families are taken care of,” said Cindy Code, Project EverGreen executive director. “It’s easy to take all of the everyday things like snow shoveling for granted, but when these tasks and other household chores fall to the family member left behind during a deployment the added stress takes a toll. Through SnowCare for Troops and our dedicated volunteer network that’s one small burden lifted from their shoulders.”
About Project EverGreen
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Project EverGreen (www.ProjectEverGreen.org
) is a national 501c3 non-profit organization committed to promoting the positive effects managed green spaces, including lawns and landscapes, athletic and recreational turf, and trees and parks have on the physical, mental and economic well-being of communities across the United States. Project EverGreen’s initiatives include GreenCare for Troops, SnowCare for Troops and the “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids."