View Full Version : Military families rake in lawn care

11-27-2006, 12:32 AM
Has anyone seen much about this Project EverGreen in their area?

Military families rake in lawn care (http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20061123-103633-2887r.htm) - Thanksgiving was tough enough this year for Colleen Maloney-Mercier, whose husband, Air Force 1st Lt. Paul Mercier, is thousands of miles away in Iraq.
Her burden has been physical as well as emotional. Not having her husband to help with household chores such as mowing the lawn or raking leaves at their home in Towson, Md., adds to her already heavy load.
But a new program called GreenCare for Troops has made things a bit easier for Mrs. Maloney-Mercier and hundreds like her.
The program, started by Minnesota-based Project EverGreen, provides free lawn care and maintenance for military families whose primary provider is deployed overseas. The program connects families nationwide with local lawn and landscape firms that volunteer their services.