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Old 09-26-2014, 04:59 PM
hackitdown hackitdown is offline
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Location: Groton, MA
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I signed up years ago, during the heaviest part of the Iraq war. They gave me 2 lawns to cut. One "customer" took us up on the offer, but then insisted on giving tips and sodas to the guys and then sent me a gift card at the end of the year.

The next year they assigned me to a second person. But she wouldn't give me her address. She felt bad accepting the gift. I emailed and called, but she kept saying "I'll let you know when I need you". Maybe she thought it was a scam.

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Old 09-26-2014, 05:40 PM
RussellB RussellB is online now
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Location: SC
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I'm surprised I missed this thread. I signed up.
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:24 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North East
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We've been signed up for years with them now, we have yet to get any lawns through them directly. Each truck has the green care for troops logo on it. About 1'w x 1.5' high. A lot of people will ask us about it, and a few have recommended a friend/family member/neighbor directly to us and we have just contacted them directly offering our services.
Why do people not respect us as they do other tradesmen? Because every Tom, Dick, and Harry doesn't think he can be a plumber or electrician!
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:29 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: St Louis Mo
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As a vet myself I signed up and turned down the first two referrals I got.

National Guard getting deployed.

Half million dollar home. Doctor with a private practice, wife is an engineer.

Second one I turned down was husband was an engineer and wife is a chef in a top restaurant...lived in a $250,000 home in a gated community.

I'm sure there are people that need it, but I'm not donating my time for people looking for a freebie when they could afford it. I would have given a military discount regardless of income and neighborhood, but to sign up for a service for free just because you're deploying? C'mon don't be selfish.

I've stayed on, but I'll only take on those that actually need it.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:07 AM
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Comstock Park, MI
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I served 8 years in the USMC. I signed up years ago for both Green Care and Snow Care for Troops. I have helped 6 different families in the GR area. I even got national recognition by Trace Adkins on Great American Hero's for my support.
I will always be indebted to veteran's. If it was not for them, I would not be here!
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:52 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Richmond Indiana
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I have been a member for quite awhile now. I have been called four or five times. I was able to accept two cuts but had to turn down two due to having to drive 30+ miles one way to Greenfield. Havenot done any in quite awhile.
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