Giving Back to Our Community
At LawnAmerica, we have always been involved in the communities of northeast Oklahoma. It's part of what we do. We believe in giving back to the communities we live and work in. This giving philosophy comes from our core values, which state that we are stewards of what God has given us, including our business. Therefore, we give back as much as we can towards causes that improve the lives of people in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Edmond, and surrounding communities, and even around the world.
GreenCare for Troops
LawnAmerica is a longtime volunteer with Project EverGreen's GreenCare for Troops program, a program designed to provide lawn care and landscape services to families of currently deployed military personnel, as well as wounded and disabled veterans at no charge.
We're proud to support the GreenCare for Troops program and lend a hand to help our local military families and veterans who already carry so much on their shoulders, the last thing they should be worrying about is fertilizing or mowing their lawn. This is just one small way that we can say thank you for their dedication to country and military service.
GreenCare for Troops was launched in 2007 and since its inception more than 10,000 military families and 4,000 lawn and landscape contractors have registered to receive or provide services.
Community Stewardship Award
In summer of 2015, we were awarded the Community Stewardship Award, sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, for our ongoing culture of giving back within the community. The award recognized our efforts over thousands of other members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Planet Day of Service
In 2014, LawnAmerica took part again in the Planet Day of Service. As part of the event, LawnAmerica re-landscaped the entire front of Will Rogers High School in Tulsa. We teamed up with G&G Lawn and Landscaping, which donated over $20,000 in labor and supplies. Watch this video to learn all about this project!
Habitat for Humanity & Little League Baseball Field
In 2009, LawnAmerica sponsored and built a Habitat for Humanity home in North Tulsa. Not only did our little company raise the $65,000 needed to fund the project, but our staff also volunteered every weekend to complete the home for the Bell family in late fall of 2009. In 2010, we paid for and built a little league baseball field at the Hutcherson YMCA. In 2012, LawnAmerica sponsored and built another home for Habitat for Humanity. This home was dedicated in December of that year, located in the Crutchfield Neighborhood just north of downtown Tulsa.
Community Garden at Fairmont Terrace
In 2013, one of our projects was the construction of a large raised-bed vegetable garden at Fairmont Terrace in the 61st & Peoria neighborhood. The tenants of this property are in great need of many things and have been experiencing problems with crime for some time. With the help of master gardeners from Oklahoma State University, we built a beautiful garden for tenants to grow their own vegetables. They enjoyed great success in the summer of 2013, with a bounty of good food to share and eat. The garden has helped to instill a sense of pride into the community, and it has helped bring together adults and kids in working together towards good.
Keith's Lemonade Stand
As advocates for volunteering and helping local charitable organizations, we are big supporters of The Little Light House. This non-profit school helps families of children with special needs including down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and many more. It was our association with The Little Light House that led us to Keith Boyd, a former student of the school who has cerebral palsy.
Keith had a great idea to start a lemonade stand to sell lemonade. His goal: Raise $250,000 to donate to The Little Light House. We are happy to support Keith's Ice Cold Lemonade and have even hosted a stand for selling lemonade. To learn more about Keith and to find out how you can help, visit his website.
Oh Be Joyful Farm
LawnAmerica's Chief Business Officer, Brad Johnson, started the Oh Be Joyful Farm in 2015. The support and funding of LawnAmerica makes OBJ Farm possible. In fact, it was LawnAmerica profits that helped to buy 20 acres for OBJ Farm as well as build two houses on the farm.
Our Customers Help Us Make a Difference
We give back a good share of our company profits to area non-profits, churches, schools, and community organizations, along with donated services. Our annual goal is to give back 3% of gross sales to our community and beyond. So when customers do business with LawnAmerica, they are also helping to make our community and the world a better place to live.
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