Giving Back to Veterans in Our Community
Thursday, September 23, 2021 | Tim Tucker
The Greenery, Inc. strives to be more than just a premiere landscaping company. We value our community, and each year we seek a project to “give back” to the communities we serve. In the past, we have completed projects on Hilton Head Island in Bluffton and Beaufort. It’s always a rewarding experience for all involved.
This year, as the country recognized the 20th Anniversary of September 11th, more than 2 dozen employees from The Greenery and their families gave back to an organization that serves veterans located in Ridgeland, SC.
On the morning of September 11, we worked to install sod, plantings and mulching at Operation Patriots FOB (OPFOB), a non-profit retreat facility for combat veterans.
Working alongside OPFOB’s volunteer group, the goal was to enhance the property with beautiful landscaping to help prepare their grounds for an upcoming benefit concert.
At 8:45 AM, everyone paused to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11 at the flagpole.
OPFOB operates on a 268-acre recreational property in Ridgeland where combat Veterans and their families are invited to participate in recreational peer-to-peer experiences creating a brighter outlook on their future. The organization believes that every combat veteran has a purpose beyond their call of duty and they are committed to helping the vets discover it.
In October, The Greenery will return to OPFOB to install 10 large memorial live oak trees.
We are grateful for the support of Tony Nimmer of Nimmer Turf for the donation of all the sod materials and the generosity of Witmer Jones Keefer, Ltd. for providing the landscaping plans.
You might ask what is FOB? FOB stands for Forward Operating Base. It is defined as a secure place that supports goals and objectives of military personnel.
For more information about Operation Patriots FOB, visit opfob.org or follow @operationpatriotsfob on Facebook.
The Greenery, Inc. is an employee-owned company serving regions throughout South Carolina, coastal Georgia and Florida. Since 1973 they have provided comprehensive commercial landscaping services including installation and maintenance, hardscapes and irrigation.