Snow removal for families with loved ones deployed

NEW BERLIN (WITI) -- Snowplowing is what Brad Davis' business is all about in the winter. But there are some places Davis will plow for only a smile and thank you in return.

"We can take the burden away from them and have them wake up in the morning and see that it's cleared, it's safe," said Davis.

Davis is a volunteer for the program SnowCare for Troops. This national campaign matches families with a loved one who is deployed with volunteers like Davis, who will plow or shovel their driveway and walkways for free.

"They say freedom isn't free but this is a way we can give back and let the families know that people do appreciate what they're doing for us, they're not forgotten," said SnowCare for Troops organizer Bill Vogel.

But this effort holds a special meaning to Davis as he served in the National Guard for 22 years.

"When I was deployed a few years ago my wife was back here and she's basically a single mother and having the opportunity to have someone service us as a family back then would've taken a burden off of her," said Davis.

Davis was surprised and touched when he was matched with a friend he was previously deployed with, whose wife and kids were on their own.

"It really was personal for all of us to ensure that she was taken care of," said Davis.

Taking care of our soldiers families, as they're taking care of us. SnowCare for Troops helps about 3,700 families nation-wide, but only a few are registered in the greater Milwaukee area. They're looking for more people to help.

If you're interested in registering, CLICK HERE.

SnowCare for Troops was developed by the nonprofit Project EverGreen, which also provides free lawn care for troops in the summer.