Nufarm renews sponsorship commitment to GreenCare for Troops
Making the promise to ease a burden and provide peace of mind by caring for the yards and lawns of deployed military personnel is what the GreenCare for Troops program stands for.
Standing behind that mission are thousands of professional
lawn and landscape volunteers across the country and Presenting Sponsor Nufarm.
Nufarm and Project EverGreen are pleased to announce the
company’s recommitment of $150,000 to help expand and diversify a program that
assists thousands of military families by providing basic lawn care and yard
maintenance while a family member is deployed defending our country.
Based on Nufarm’s support in 2019, the GreenCare for Troops
program realized a double-digit increase in active volunteers, a 70 percent
match rate among military families and an immediate volunteer match for
three-quarters of all newly registered families. These impressive statistics
proved the value of and incredible passion for the program, affirming Nufarm’s
continued financial support.
“Nufarm is proud to be the lead sponsor of GreenCare for
Troops and the good that it encompasses. Military families face many challenges
when their loved ones are deployed. GreenCare for Troops works nationwide to
connect them with complimentary lawn care services. It’s a great way for lawn
and landscape professionals to give back and help military families relieve stress
by coming home to a worry-free green yard. We encourage everyone to get
involved by donating, volunteering or spreading the word,” said Sean Casey,
Nufarm Americas VP Turf & Ornamental.
The contribution will be used to enhance and expand the
national program that is managed by non-profit Project EverGreen. This will
include increased outreach for volunteer recruitment and communications to
families, volunteers and the media, as well as adding promotional and
logistical resources required to grow the GreenCare for Troops database and
serve more military families.
“Nufarm’s incredible ongoing overall support to this
incredibly worthwhile program is making a significant difference in the lives
of military families and professional lawn and landscape contractor volunteers
across the country,” said Cindy Code, Project EverGreen executive director.
“This ardent support has helped this nationwide to build upon its success and,
ultimately, bring safe and healthy yards and landscapes to families in need of
relief and peace in a green setting.”
The GreenCare for Troops initiative, which celebrated its
13thyear in 2019, has seen more than 11,000 military families, and more than
6,000 green industry professionals register to receive or provide these
much-needed services since the program was launched in 2006.
In 2019, Project EverGreen’s GreenCare and sister program
SnowCare for Troops volunteers delivered lawn care and landscape services
valued to top $1 million to hundreds of military families across the United States.
Nufarm is the presenting sponsor of GreenCare for Troops.
Platinum Partners include Toro and SiteOne Landscape Supply and Silver Partner