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Volunteer Service Program Gives Free Snow Removal to Troops in Deployment

Jan. 2, 2014

Support Military Families by Joining SnowCare for Troops

Volunteer Service Program Gives Free Snow Removal to Troops in Deployment

This winter show your appreciation for our troops by supporting Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops campaign, a community-based program that matches contractor and citizen volunteers with military families to provide free snow removal services. SnowCare for Troops (SCFT) is open to military families with a service member in active deployment and is underwritten by THE BOSS Snowplow.

With today’s U.S. military characterized by leaner forces and longer deployments compared to the military’s post World War II era, this places increased stress on the family members left to manage household tasks on the home front. SCFT was established to help ease the burden during the winter months for the nation’s 175,000 active-duty troops serving overseas.

Now entering its fourth year, the SCFT campaign currently has about 3,750 families and 1,400 volunteers signed up to participate in the program nationwide. Project EverGreen matches registered military families with local volunteers to provide free snow removal services. Volunteers who want to join the cause can sign up online by visiting projectevergreen.org/programs/scft/. In addition to volunteer participation, donations of money or gas cards as well as loans of snow removal equipment to volunteers and community groups are also welcome.

“We’re very grateful for the generous underwriting support our friends at BOSS Snowplow have given to help ensure military families are taken care of,” said Cindy
Code, Project EverGreen executive director. “It’s easy to take all of the everyday things like snow shoveling for granted, but when these tasks and other household chores fall to
the family member left behind during a deployment the added stress takes a toll. Through SnowCare for Troops and our dedicated volunteer network that’s one small burden lifted from their shoulders.”


To learn more about Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops or to sign up to become a volunteer visit projectevergreen.org/programs/scft/.

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. Its SnowCare for Troops program is modeled after its wildly successful sister program, GreenCare for Troops (GCFT). In operation since 2006, GreenCare for Troops provides free lawn and landscape services to military families. In April, 2012 GCFT was recognized by the White House Joining Forces initiative for its service to military families.

About Project EverGreen
Project EverGreen is committed to informing the American public about the positive effects of well-maintained green spaces, including lawns and landscapes, sports turf, golf courses, trees and parks. A 501c3 non-profit organization, Project EverGreen’s mission is to preserve and enhance green space in our communities where we live, work and play.

About THE BOSS Snowplow
Since 1985 THE BOSS Snowplow has made snowplowing efficient and easy with innovative products that set new industry standards for quality, reliability, craftsmanship and performance. All BOSS Snowplows are designed, built and put to the ultimate performance test in Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, where winters — and deep snow — are a way of life.

THE BOSS snow-removal products and accessories are manufactured in an approved ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and are available to professionals and homeowners through the company’s nationwide network of distributors. For more information on THE BOSS Snowplow and the full line of BOSS accessories, call 800-286-4155 or visit the company’s website at bossplow.com.

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