Volunteers Needed for Military Family Snow Removal

With the arrival of Winter weather, SnowCare for Troops is seeking volunteers to support military families with free snow removal. Managed by the non-profit group, Project EverGreen, SnowCare for Troops lends a hand to ease the burden of snow removal when a spouse or loved one is serving overseas in the armed forces. The program is underwritten by THE BOSS Snowplow and is entering its second year. It matches volunteers with military families to provide free snow removal services.

Following a successful launch last year, Project EverGreen hopes to double participation in SnowCare for Troops during the 2011-12 snow season. Nearly 1,000 volunteers have already joined to clear snow from driveways and sidewalks for military families with a spouse or family member serving in the armed forces.

“SnowCare for Troops got off to a roaring start and we’d like to thank BOSS Snowplow for their generous funding support,” said Project EverGreen Executive Director Cindy Code. “Growing demand from local military families means many more volunteers are needed. When a loved one is serving away from home, having the added burden of snow removal lifted from the shoulders of the one left behind is a priceless gift.”

It’s easy to support the SnowCare for Troops program by:

– Offering free snow removal services throughout the winter to one or two families in your community;

– Loaning snow removal equipment to volunteers or groups;

– Donating money, transportation or gas cards to offset snow removal and maintenance costs; and

– Referring friends and/or military families to sign up for the program.

SnowCare for Troops is open to anyone with a plow or other snow removal equipment who wants to lend a neighborly hand.

“The response to SnowCare for Troops from caring community members and military families has been tremendous,” said Mark Klossner, marketing director for THE BOSS Snowplow. “We want to thank everyone who gave countless hours in heavy snow, sleet and ice to back up our country’s selfless military families this past winter and we hope they’ll be back this year.”

Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops and its sister program GreenCare for Troops are serving thousands of military families through a national network of lawn care, landscape and snow care professionals and volunteers dedicating thousands of service hours to military families.

To learn more about how to support SnowCare for Troops, visit www.projectevergreen.com/scft or www.bossplow.com/snowcarefortroops.