Community Relief Fund Receives 1 of 5 Grants from Virginia Green Lawn Care
The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region received a $5,000 grant from Virginia Green Lawn Care to help area nonprofits during COVID-19 through the Community Relief Fund.
Another grant is available through the social media crowdfunding campaign #ShareTheLove. Anyone can add $10 to the fund by posting a picture of a heart shape on their lawn and posting to social media with the hashtags #ShareTheLove and #VirginiaGreen.
Virginia Green Lawn Care Announces COVID-19 Donations
RICHMOND, Va., April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire
Today, Virginia Green Lawn Care donated $25,000 to the COVID-19 relief funds of five regional community foundations in each of the markets the company serves – Richmond, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, and Northern Virginia. Each foundation is receiving $5,000, but Virginia Green is committed to donating up to another $5,000 through a social media campaign.
"Virginia Green is very thankful to be able to continue to work safely, keep our associates employed, and care for our customers' lawns during the important spring season. But because we know this is a challenging time for many, Virginia Green is committed to supporting our communities," said Gil Grattan, President of Virginia Green Lawn Care.
Virginia Green selected regional community foundations because they support multiple community organizations and public agencies meeting the needs of individuals and families most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The funds are designed to be flexible in focus as needs change over time, and to complement other resources and responses at the national, state, and local levels.
The second part of the donation will be determined through a social media campaign, in which Virginia Green is asking customers, friends, and community members to "Share the Love" by creating some type of heart on their lawn, taking a picture, and tagging the company. For every photo, Virginia Green will donate an additional $10 per picture (up to an additional $5,000).
The campaign launched Wednesday April 29, and all are invited to participate by creating a heart –made out of toys, gardening tools, sports equipment, people, pets – and posting a picture (tagging Virginia Green, #SharetheLove, and #VirginiaGreen).
Lisa Biever, communications director at The Community Foundation in the Rappahannock River Region, expressed her appreciation by saying, "We're so thankful to Virginia Green for their generous donation to the Community Relief Fund. This will help people in our region and across Virginia who are really struggling during this critical time. We appreciate their support, as well as all of our donors who #ShareTheLove!"
About Virginia Green Lawn Care
Virginia Green Lawn Care is a locally owned and operated company providing comprehensive commercial and residential lawn care services in the Richmond, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg areas. Virginia Green opened for business in 2004 and has grown rapidly to employ over 185 associates, including an in-house agronomy team and dedicated customer service representatives, focused on delivering 100% client satisfaction. Virginia Green was ranked as #1 in "Best Lawn Service/Landscaping" in a Richmond Times-Dispatch poll in 2017 and 2018.