This is National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week

When the temperatures start to plummet and the winds begin to blow, it signifies that winter is on its way. It also means that homeowners will have to make sure the snow blower starts and that they have a shovel or two handy for the first winter blast. For families of deployed military personnel and post 9/11 veterans with a service-connected disability, clearing driveways and sidewalks of snow and ice can be a real challenge.

To overcome that challenge, Project EverGreen, in partnership with BOSS Snowplow, established the SnowCare for Troops initiative in 2010 to provide complimentary snow and ice removal services to these deserving individuals who are our nation’s heroes.

From November 13-20, 2016 Project EverGreen recognizes National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week to raise the profile of the program and spotlight the efforts of the initiative’s volunteers, military families and wounded and disabled veterans it serves.

Now in its seventh year, SnowCare for Troops has seen more than 5,000 military families and 1,500 snow removal contractor volunteers across the country registered to either receive or provide services.

“SnowCare for Troops provides military families with peace of mind and lifts a significant burden from their plate,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “We’re very grateful for the commitment of our dedicated volunteers and the continued support from BOSS Snowplow. The leadership they have demonstrated in support of military families goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

SnowCare for Troops is more than clearing driveways and sidewalks of snow and ice it is a means to allow military families and wounded/disabled veterans to maintain their independence and go about their daily routines taking care of family, going to work or rehabilitating service-connected injuries.

“We are passionate about supporting active and disabled veteran members of the Armed Forces in whatever way we can,” said Mark Klossner, director of marketing, BOSS Snowplow. “Supporting initiatives like SnowCare for Troops allows us to make this passion a reality.”

More volunteers are always needed for SnowCare for Troops. In particular, Fort Drum, N.Y. and Groton, Conn., are two high-demand service areas. Snow removal contractors, able-bodied veterans or anyone with a shovel are encouraged to volunteer.

For more information on how to volunteer or sign up for Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops, visit