GreenCare for Troops, with support from The Toro Co., is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by Project EverGreen that connects local green industry professionals with men and women serving our country in the armed forces away from home. GreenCare is in the process of helping hundreds of volunteers provide free lawn and landscape services for thousands of military families nationwide.
THIS IS A NEEDS BASED PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE-DUTY DEPLOYED SERVICE MEMBERS. This includes all military branches. Only one residence is permitted and the military member must reside at this location. Lot size must be less than 1 acre. Deployment orders are required for registration. Do not register more than 4 weeks in advance of your deployment.
Who can fill out the registration?
Any family member, significant other or friend may register on the military member’s behalf. The email and phone number required will be used by the program manager for correspondence. Please make sure the person you choose will relay pertinent information to you.
What services are offered?
Mowing, trimming shrubs/bushes/hedges, aeration, fertilizing/weed control, perimeter pest control, mosquito control, fire ant control, spring clean-up, fall/leaf clean-up and snow removal — although not every volunteer will offer every service.
What does it cost?
Lawn, landscape and snow removal services are provided free of charge by our program volunteers. Our volunteers absorb all of the cost of providing service to a military family. We suggest a thank you card or email to let them know you appreciate their support.
How do I know if there is a volunteer in my area?
GCFT/SCFT are nationwide programs. We operate in all 50 states. You must register with the program before a volunteer match can be determined. Volunteer matches are based on zip code and services requested. If we have an available volunteer in your area, the name of the volunteer and their email and phone number will appear on your computer screen. If we don’t currently have an available volunteer, we’ll alert you via email once one becomes available. Once matched with a volunteer, it is the military family’s responsibility to contact the volunteer and make arrangements for service. We ask that you make at least 4 attempts to contact your volunteer (2 phone calls & 2 emails). If for any reason your volunteer cannot assist you, please notify the program manager at 888-611-2955.
How long does the service last?
Service is provided for the entire length of the deployment. If a deployment is extended or ends early, military families need to change the deployment dates in their profile or contact the program manager.
What documents are required to register?
Deployment orders are required for registration. Name, rank and deployment dates must be listed. Social Security numbers are not required and should be blacked out before submission.
Please create an account and register for the program. **Please do not register more than 4 weeks in advance of your deployment date.
If you’d like to learn more, donate, volunteer, or register to these programs, please click here, or contact us directly.
To learn about Project EverGreen's SnowCare for Troops click here!
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