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CLEVELAND – Nufarm has renewed its sponsorship of Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program.

The program, which celebrates its 15th year in 2021, provides free basic lawn and landscape maintenance services to military personnel with a deployed family member. As the title sponsor of GreenCare for Troops, Nufarm will contribute $ 75,000 to the initiative.

In the past year alone, GreenCare for Troops has added 365 new volunteers and achieved a volunteer / family match rate of over 70%. In addition to its sister program, SnowCare for Troops, GreenCare for Troops volunteers provide $ 2 million per year in lawn care and landscaping services to military families across the United States. United.

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Since the program’s inception in 2006, the GreenCare for Troops initiative has seen over 11,000 military families and over 6,000 green industry professionals register to receive or provide these much-needed services.

“For us at Nufarm, GreenCare for Troops is personal, and we are proud to be the title sponsor again this year. We all know men and women who have given of their time, their strength and, in some cases, their lives for this nation we call home. It is an honor to serve those who serve our country, and whether or not we choose to serve in the armed forces, we are all grateful for those who did, ”said Blaine Pinkerton, Vice President of Nufarm America of the turf and ornaments division.

The contribution will be used to improve and expand the national program managed by the non-profit EverGreen Project. This will include increased awareness for volunteer recruitment and communications with families, volunteers and the media, as well as the addition of promotional and logistical resources needed to grow the GreenCare for Troops database and serve more military families. .

“Nufarm’s continued incredible support for this invaluable program is making a significant difference in the lives of military families and volunteer entrepreneurs across the country,” said Cindy Code, Executive Director of Project EverGreen. “This ardent support has helped GreenCare for Troops build on its success and ultimately provide safe and healthy backyards and landscapes for families in need of relief and peace in green surroundings.”

In addition to Nufarm as a title sponsor, platinum partners include Toro and SiteOne Landscape Supply, and silver partners Arborjet / Ecologel and the Propane Education & Research Council. Affiliate partners include the Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.

The GreenCare for Troops program is endorsed by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

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