What is Yard Angels?
Back to Nature’s Yard Angels project aims to lighten the landscaping burden for a New River Valley family or resident. We understand that work can be very taxing or impossible for someone who may be suffering from an illness or injury, so that is why the whole Back to Nature team will come in and bring their yard back to life. The Yard Angels project is an inspiring way for us, as a small business, to contribute to the community by doing what we do best – landscaping.
How is Yard Angels possible?
In the early morning of every other Wednesday, we educate our employees about company financial information to help them better understand our landscaping business. This engagement is called Open Book Management, and it has allowed us to give back to the New River Valley community, while also educating our employees. Each employee donates an hour of their wage each meeting which provides the funds to the program.
Who to nominate?
We are looking for a deserving family or individual in the New River Valley that has been going through a rough patch due to an illness, injury, or old age. This family or individual may need a lift up with some fresh yard maintenance or landscaping. Our goal is to take some burden off of them and put a smile on their face!
How to nominate?
You must go to our website and click on the “Give Back” tab to find the application and start the nomination process. In order to submit the application, please fill out all the fields provided. The Yard Angels application is open from April 15, 2021 – June 15, 2021. You can also access the page by clicking the link below!
We would like to especially thank our employees at Back to Nature who make this all happen. We are thankful that they give up not only their time but also their money several times a month in order to make this happen.
Please also feel free to take a look at some of the lives the Yard Angels project has changed below!
Doug Barnett, a retired electrician living in Christiansburg, was nominated by his daughter Christy for the project. Read the story: