CLEVELAND, Ohio – As Americans nationwide celebrate Veteran’s Day and remember the sacrifices U.S. troops have made for our country, Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops (GCFT) program continues to support the families of the 175,000 service men and women serving overseas. Now in its seventh year, the program continues to grow with additional support from The Toro Foundation. Toro has committed $10,000 to the nationally recognized program that provides free lawn and landscaping services to help families of active-duty military members serving away from home.
 
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.
 
The GCFT campaign currently has about 14,500 families and 4,430 volunteers signed up to participate in the program. Project EverGreen matches registered military families with local volunteers to provide landscaping services. Volunteers who want to join the cause can sign up online by visiting GreenCare for Troops.
 
To learn more about Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops or to sign up to become a volunteer visit the organization’s online registration page.
 
Project EverGreen is a national nonprofit organization committed to informing the public about the positive effects of well-maintained green spaces, including lawns and landscapes, sports turf, golf courses, trees and parks. The GreenCare for Troops program has been in operation since 2006.