Got an idea for a holiday? Send it to us

Submit Now

June19–25

GreenCare for Troops Week – June 19-25, 2023

GreenCare for Troops Week also known as National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week is celebrated annually in June, and this year it takes place from June 19 to 25. GreenCare for Troops Week, which is part of Project EverGreen, was started to make life easier for the families of service members who are away on deployment by offering free lawn care and landscaping services for the duration of the deployment. The program is held across the nation and helps to bring peace of mind in the form of lawn and landscape services to families in need.

History of GreenCare for Troops Week

When a military member is away for extended periods, the family must overcome many obstacles. The aim of Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops is to lessen the strain placed on the families of service members who were called away on active duty. This is done by presenting military families with the gift of beautiful, thriving lawns and gardens in which they could find peace and comfort. Professionals who are not currently serving in the military are volunteering their time to provide these free services for the duration of the deployment.

The team behind the initiative, which was launched in 2006, is committed to working together to create green spaces that are perfect for everyone. They work with individuals who can volunteer their time, services, or monetary donations with the aim of seeing significant improvement in the environment. In addition to this goal, the project seeks to increase awareness among military families and encourage people who are eligible to register for their services.

GreenCare for Troops relieves stress for both the family left behind and the soldier who is away from home by providing one less thing for him or her to be concerned about. Project EverGreen is a national non-profit organization with the mission of bringing people together to make a difference in the way in which our yards, parks, and towns contribute to the creation of a greener, healthier, and cooler Earth.

GreenCare for Troops Week timeline

2006
The Launch

The first GreenCare for Troops Week is celebrated.

2016
Celebrating Ten Years

The 10th anniversary of the week is celebrated.

2021
Fifteen Years

The initiative is in its 15th year and shows no signs of slowing down.

2022
Sponsorship

AmGuard donates $20,000 to sponsor the GreenCare for Troops Week in February.

GreenCare for Troops Week FAQs

How many residences can be helped?

Only one place of residence is permitted, and the service member must reside there while on active duty.

What is the ideal size of lawn?

It is required that the lot size be less than one acre.

Are any documents needed during registration?

Registration requires proof of deployment, such as deployment orders or a letter from command. The person’s name, rank, and dates of deployment must be provided. It is not necessary to include any personal information, such as social security numbers. Any such information should be completely obscured before submitting.

GreenCare for Troops Week Activities

  1. Volunteer your services

    You can sign up to be a volunteer to assist the ever-increasing number of military families that require various services. Volunteer so you can be a part of this rewarding experience.

  2. Let others know about the project

    You can let others know about the project, especially if you know the family of a deployed military soldier. Sharing on social media also spreads the information to more families.

  3. Make a donation

    To keep the services going, the project needs donations to make a difference and truly help. You can make donations to them to keep the efforts going.

5 Facts About GreenCare For Troops

  1. Millions of dollars

    It has contributed more than $10 million worth of free lawn care and landscaping services to the households of service members since its inception.

  2. Sister program

    Basic snow removal is available through their sister initiative, SnowCare for Troops.

  3. Headquarters

    Its headquarters is located in Cleveland.

  4. Non-profit

    It is a non-profit program serving thousands of military families.

  5. Aim

    The project aims to bring people together to improve their yards, parks, and communities, and the health and well-being of our planet.

Why We Love GreenCare for Troops Week

  1. Creates awareness

    It seeks to increase awareness among military families and encourages people who are qualified to register for services so that they can make use of them. This is very important as some families don’t know they can access this service.

  2. Provides a valuable service

    They provide a valuable service to the families as they do not have to worry much about their landscaping and lawns. This relieves them of stress and helps them keep their lawns tidy.

  3. Available for the length of deployment

    The services are rendered throughout the length of service. It includes all members of the military in all fifty states of the U.S.

GreenCare for Troops Week dates

YearDateDay
2022June 20Monday
2023June 19Monday
2024June 17Monday
2025June 16Monday
2026June 15Monday

Want to sponsor this holiday?

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.