National Association of Landscape Professionals Endorses Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops
Endorsement Opens the Door For More Landscape and Lawn Care Professional Volunteers to Assist Military Families
Fairfax, VA., (November 17, 2021) —Project EverGreen and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced that NALP has endorsed the nationally recognized GreenCare for Troops (GCFT) program.
GreenCare for Troops, managed by Project EverGreen, a 501c3 non-profit, celebrating its 15th year in 2021, provides complimentary basic lawn care and landscape maintenance services to military personnel with a deployed family member.
NALP’s endorsement expands the program to its 2,800 member companies, representing 200,000 landscape and lawn care professionals, and opens the door for more volunteers to provide services and bring healthy lawns and landscapes to military families in their time of need.
Since the program’s inception, more than 7,500 lawn and landscape professionals nationwide have provided free services such as mowing, shrub pruning, fertilization, weed control, fire ant services and other related services to deserving military families. To date, the value of the donated services exceeds $10 million.
“Our industry has a strong history of volunteer service and Project EverGreen and GreenCare for Troops are great examples of the way that landscape and lawn care professionals make important contributions to their communities – one property at a time,” said Britt Wood, NALP CEO. “The focus on military families is a great compliment to the volunteer projects we do each year during Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery.”
GCFT volunteers provide more than lawn care and landscape maintenance, they provide peace of mind during a stressful time; a safe place for kids to play and families to connect; and a cooler backyard to escape the heat of the summer.
“GCFT is the perfect community service initiative for the lawn and landscape industry and one that the entire industry can get behind,” said Cindy Code, Project EverGreen’s executive director. “The GCFT program represents all the good health and environmental benefits that services provided by professional lawn and landscape companies offer in their communities.”
Landscape and lawn care professionals can register to volunteer or nominate a family to receive services by visiting www.projectevergreen.org or calling 888-611-2955. Also, GCFT’s sister program, SnowCare for Troops, provides complimentary snow removal services in the winter for eligible military families.
When volunteers register for one or both programs, they can choose the number of families they are willing to help, how far they will travel to perform the service and specify what services they will provide.
About Project EverGreen
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Project EverGreen is a national non-profit committed to bringing people together through its GreenCare for Communities initiatives to make a difference in how yards, parks and communities create a greener, healthier, cooler Earth. Project EverGreen also supports military families through the GreenCare and SnowCare for Troops™ initiatives.
The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking, and training, certification and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit www.landscapeprofessionals.org.