Feb. 12 2021 06:26 AM

The programs have been extended to include healthcare workers.

Woburn, Massachusetts-based Arborjet | Ecologel will be an official Silver sponsor of Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program for the third consecutive year.

“We are proud to continue to support Project EverGreen as their mission directly aligns with our philosophy of preserving green spaces, including lawns, trees, parks and communities in a sustainable way,” says Rick Irwin, president of Ecologel. “We look forward to supporting our troops and frontline workers through the 2021 season.”

GreenCare for Troops is a need-based program for active-duty deployed service members. Last year, the program engaged close to 1,500 active volunteers who helped more than 700 military families maintain their home lawns. Since its inception, more than 11,000 military families and 7,000 contractors have registered for the program. During the COVID-19 crisis, Project EverGreen has expanded the GCFT and SnowCare for Troops programs to offer landscaping services and snow removal for the healthcare heroes serving on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Ecologel has committed to provide its soil moisture management Hydretain products for free to help maintain the lawns and landscapes of deployed military personnel, while also helping them reduce their water bills. Through GCFT military personnel can request lawn and landscaping services during their period of deployment. Lawn and landscape professionals volunteer to provide these services and once they are matched, volunteers receive access to coupons for free Hydretain products.

As part of the 2021 sponsorship, Ecologel will offer Na-X which reduces sodium levels caused by sodium-based ice melt products

“We feel fortunate to have Ecologel on board as a sponsor working toward the common goal of preserving ‘green spaces’ while supporting GCFT and SCFT across the country,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Our goal is to create environments that bring families, neighbors, and communities together. We build and support communities by shaping the natural world in such a way that our neighbors today, and future generations may enjoy and appreciate.”