Aug. 22 2019 03:12 PM

The chemical manufacturer’s $150,000 will help sustain, expand and diversify the award-winning program’s priceless service to military families.

Nufarm, Alsip, Illinois, and Project EverGreen, Cleveland, 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.

Nufarm Americas Inc. is a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia, which formulates products that serve the agricultural, professional turf, vegetation management and forestry markets in the United States.

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,” says said Sean Casey, Nufarm Americas vice president, turf and ornamental.” 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,”

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,” says 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 Arborjet/Ecologel.