Fifteen Military Families will Receive Lawn-Boy Mowers Project EverGreen and Lawn-Boy Accepting Nominations for 'Mowers for Military Families'

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Nominations are being accepted for a program to place new Lawn-Boy mowers into the yards of military families with loved ones serving in the Middle East. Lawn-Boy and Project EverGreen, a national non-profit organization, have partnered to establish the "Mowers for Military Families" program.

Nominations are being accepted for a program to place new Lawn-Boy mowers into the yards of military families with loved ones serving in the Middle East. Lawn-Boy and Project EverGreen, a national non-profit organization, have partnered to establish the "Mowers for Military Families" program.

Lawn-Boy and Project EverGreen, whose mission is to raise the awareness of the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of landscapes, want to help make lawn mowing easier for military families because their lives can be difficult enough without the headaches of a mower that doesn't work properly. To nominate a family to receive one of these easy-to-use mowers, fill out and submit a brief form on either http://www.lawn-boy.com or http://www.projectevergreen.com.

"If you are a military family in need of a new mower, or you know of one, we want to hear from you," said Rob Little, marketing manager for Lawn-Boy. "The military and their families make great sacrifices, and we thank them for all they do for our country."

According to Den Gardner, executive director of Project EverGreen, the "Mowers for Military Families" program is an extension of the organization's successful GreenCare for Troops initiative, which matches military families with lawn and landscape contractors who have volunteered their services. "Our goal is to get these mowers into the hands of families who take care of their own lawns, but don't have the right equipment," Gardner said. "We consider this a way to thank families which are making great personal sacrifices," he said.

"Mowers for Military Families" details include:
o To nominate a family -- either your own or another -- submit an entry detailing why a new lawn mower is needed in 150 words or fewer. Photos of the family or even an old, beat-up mower are encouraged as part of the submission, but not required.

o Nominated households must have a member of the immediate family serving in the military in the Middle East.

o Fifteen (15) recipients will be chosen from among the nominations.

o Nomination forms can be obtained and submitted online at http://www.lawn-boy.com or http://www.projectevergreen.com, or by writing to Lawn-Boy, "Mowers for Military Families, P.O. Box 26, Minneapolis, MN 55420.

o The program is open from April 9 through June 30, 2007.

o Families chosen will receive a Lawn-Boy® Insightâ„¢ walk-behind mower, like those available at The Home Depotâ„¢ stores and authorized dealers nationwide. This mower was chosen because of its easy-to-use features for any family member, including easy starting, an Easy-Lift bag system for simple handling of clippings, adjustable handle height and easy folding for storage.

About Project EverGreen
Headquartered in New Prague, Minn., Project EverGreen is a national non-profit organization representing green industry service providers, associations, suppliers/distributors, media companies, other organizations and individuals. Project EverGreen's mission is to raise the awareness of the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of landscapes and promote the significance of those who preserve and enhance green spaces at home, work and play. Go to http://www.projectevergreen.com for more information.

About Lawn-Boy
Founded in 1934, Lawn-Boy is a leader in designing innovative, user-friendly and premium quality yard care equipment. Lawn-Boy offers a range of mowers with high performance, easy-to-use features to help home owners safely meet their toughest mowing challenges. For more information about Lawn-Boy, call 1-800-LBMOWER (1-800-526-6937) or visit online at http://www.lawn-boy.com.

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