The program, which celebrates its 15th year in 2021, provides free lawn and landscape maintenance services to military personnel with a deployed family member.
As the title sponsor of GreenCare for Troops, Nufarm will contribute $ 75,000 to the award-winning initiative. Nufarm’s five-year investment in the program is paying dividends in improving the health and well-being of military families, and a growing and sustained green space footprint.
Over the past year, GreenCare for Troops has added 365 new volunteers and achieved a volunteer-family match rate of over 70%. In addition to its sister program, SnowCare for Troops, GreenCare for Troops volunteers provide $ 2 million per year in lawn care and landscaping services to military families across the United States. United.
Since the program’s inception in 2006, the GreenCare for Troops initiative has seen more than 11,000 military families and over 6,000 green industry professionals register to receive or provide these much-needed services.
“For us at Nufarm, GreenCare for Troops is personal, and we’re proud to be the title sponsor again this year,” said Blaine Pinkerton, vice president of turf and ornamentals sales at Nufarm. “We all know men and women who have given of their time, their strength and, in some cases, their lives for this nation we call home. It is an honor to serve those who serve our country, and whether or not we choose to serve in the armed forces, we are all grateful for those who did.
The contribution will be used to improve and expand the national program managed by the non-profit EverGreen Project. This will include increased awareness for volunteer recruitment and communications with families, volunteers and the media, as well as the addition of promotional and logistical resources needed to grow the GreenCare for Troops database and serve more military families. .
“Nufarm’s continued incredible support for this invaluable program is making a significant difference in the lives of military families and volunteer entrepreneurs across the country,” said Cindy Code, Executive Director of Project EverGreen. “This ardent support has helped GreenCare for Troops build on its success and ultimately bring safe and healthy gardens and landscapes to families in need of relief and peace in green surroundings.”
In addition to Nufarm as a Main Sponsor, Platinum Partners include Toro and SiteOne Landscape Supply, and Silver Partners Arborjet / Ecologel and the Propane Education & Research Council. Affiliate partners include the Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.
The GreenCare for Troops program is endorsed by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.