SALEM, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The third annual Operation Home Turf is underway and looking for deserving men and women in uniform to receive a lawn makeover courtesy of Grass Seed USA, a coalition of American grass seed farmers. The Operation Home Turf veteran appreciation program will award three U.S. veterans with a spring lawn revitalization valued at up to $500. During the campaign, Grass Seed USA will also donate $1 for each new like on its We Seed America Facebook page or new follower on Twitter (@weseedamerica), up to $1,000, to veterans’ affairs organizations.
“We are excited to launch the third annual Operation Home Turf campaign to thank service members, past and present, for their sacrifice and dedication to our country,” said Bryan Ostlund, Grass Seed USA executive director. “U.S. veterans go above and beyond for our nation and often spend long periods of time away from their families. The least we can do is provide them with a relaxing lawn to enjoy when they’re home.”
Nominate a Veteran:
- Visit Grass Seed USA on Facebook at http://bit.ly/1oaLzIz and like the page.
- In 200 words or less, describe your nominee and why he or she deserves a lawn makeover from Grass Seed USA. Nominations will be accepted from Nov. 3 through Nov. 30.
- After finalists are announced on Dec. 8, vote daily for your favorite submission until Dec. 19.
The three veterans with the most votes will each receive a spring lawn makeover, which could involve reviving their existing lawn or seeding a new one. Winners will be announced by Jan. 5 on Grass Seed USA’s Facebook page.
Selected winners’ current or past service in the U.S. military will be subject to verification. Additionally, winners must own the property, or have written consent from the property owner to have work done, in order for lawn services to be provided.
About Grass Seed USA
Grass Seed USA is a national coalition of grass seed farmers and academic turf specialists with a wealth of experience in studying, growing and harvesting grass and grass seed. The coalition seeks to inform and educate residential and commercial customers about the benefits of grass and best practices for responsibly growing and maintaining healthy turf. For more information, visit www.weseedamerica.com or www.facebook.com/WeSeedAmerica, or follow on Twitter at twitter.com/WeSeedAmerica.