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Dedicated Grounds Crew at Orlando VA Cultivates Pride, Serenity for Veterans

The Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) vibrant and meticulously manicured grounds serve as a testament to the dedication and hard work of its grounds crew. While their daily responsibilities primarily revolve around maintaining the lush landscape, the team has been investing time and effort into special projects, enhancing the facility’s environment for the well-being of the Veterans it serves.




Underneath the swaying palm trees and surrounded by manicured lawns, this team of 13 skilled individuals takes pride in their crucial role.

Leading the charge is Joshua Cash, Marine Corps Veteran, and supervisor of the grounds crew, who shared, “Our work extends beyond landscaping; it’s about creating an environment that fosters healing and peace for those who have served our country.”

The diverse team of individuals with varied backgrounds has numerous ongoing projects aimed at enhancing the overall experience for Veterans. We have various ongoing projects, including revitalizing lawns, laying down new mulch, and installing rock around the Lake Nona fence.

“Our goal is to transform outdoor spaces into therapeutic retreats for those who have bravely served our country,” says Cash.

One of their notable projects is the replacement of walkway pavers with concrete on the CLC pathways leading to the main facility. This improvement ensures that CLC residents have a smooth and safe path to travel on.

While the crew’s tasks are physically demanding, members find deep satisfaction in their work.

Christopher Delcore, Marine Corps Veteran, and longtime groundskeeper expressed, “Knowing that our efforts contribute to a positive atmosphere for Veterans motivates us. It’s not just a job; it’s a service we’re honored to provide.”

Maintaining 155 acres is no small feat, but this team is more than up for the task.

However, they don’t just stop at routine maintenance. They also provide support for facility events and work collaboratively with event coordinators to make sure that the grounds are well-prepared for any event type.

The Orlando VA Healthcare System’s grounds crew works tirelessly to maintain the facility as a way of honoring the Veterans who have defended the country. Their dedication is a testament to their commitment to serving those who have served the nation.




Joseph Nunez is the Public Affairs Specialists at Orlando VA Health Care System. Pictured in photo: Orlando VA Healthcare System Grounds Crew working on a sod-laying project.

To learn about the facilities and services offered by the OVAHCS, please visit: VA Orlando Health Care | Veterans Affairs

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