The Salvation Army in Dallas, TX recently launched a new commercial landscape management business to help companies keep their facilities looking sharp while also providing jobs, training, counseling and income for people who would otherwise by unemployed.
The Socially Responsible Landscape Management Company has two crews of 12 workers, all of who live at The Salvation Army homeless shelter until they save enough money to live on their own, capable of doing just about everything from lawn mowing to sprinkler installation and repair.
While each employee is trained by a professional lawn care supervisor (you’ll be amazed at what they can do!), the goal of the program is to help these individuals gain experience and self-sufficiency so they can move onto other higher paying opportunities within the lawn care industry.
The entire project was funded by donations from local advisory board members, who helped purchase equipment and acquire knowledgeable management. The company is working to add more crewmembers, in hopes of providing brighter futures for a greater number of homeless individuals in Dallas.
Services include law mowing, edging, weed removal, tree trimming and planting, flower bed maintenance, mulching, sodding, seeding, shrub pruning, pre-emergent fire ant treatment, and sprinkler installation and repair.
Rebuild your landscape and the lives of those in need by calling 214.637.8215 for a free estimate. All profits help fund The Salvation Army’s critical social service programs.
Read more in the Dallas Business Journal.