A man from Alabama mows lawns of veterans, elderly, and even single mothers. He provides services for these people for free. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he also had the urge to give more to the community. That is why he also decided to provide free food to the families whom he gives his free lawn mowing services.
The man from Alabama, Rodney Smith Jr., has also inspired a lot of kids from different parts of the United States. He founded Raising Men Lawn Care Service.
Mowing lawns of the elderly, veterans, and single mothers
Long before the coronavirus pandemic, Smith Jr. already saw the need of certain individuals in taking care of their lawns.
This task may seem like a simple one for other families. However, for the elderly, veterans, and single mothers, it could ba task that will take up so much time. That is why he decided to lend an extra hand to these people by taking aff lawn mowing in their task list.
Helping during the coronavirus pandemic
Now that it is not only the lawn mowing that becomes a major problem to the elderly, veterans, and single mothers, Smith Jr. decided to extend help to families who would need some supply of food. So, aside from law mowing the man from Alabama also drops off free food the households where he offers his free services.
View this post on InstagramI had the honor of mowing Mr. Longeways lawn in Austin,AR. He served 13+ years in the Air Force during the cold war . Thank you for your service ! A post shared by Rodney Smith Jr (@rodneysmithjr) on Sep 19, 2020 at 6:29am PDT
Smith Jr. is coordinating with local charities in delivering the free foods. Aside from these, he also uses the donations he receives from lawn mowing to buy and provide supplies to families who most need help. He said in an interview, "I'm just mowing and doing what I love to do best: helping others."
The 50-yard challenge
At the beginning of the man from Alabama's cause, he encourages the youth to take part in serving the community. The program of the Raising Men Lawn Care Service is that they invite kids who would take part in the 50-yeard challenge. A kid is tasked to mow 50 lawns for free. On the 50th lawn, the kid is given a brand new mower and a leaf blower.
View this post on InstagramPlease help me welcome , Josh from North Bend,OH, Jacey from South hill,VA, Samuel & siblings from Citrus Heights,CA, Khadifi from Beloit,WI, Maddux & Macy from Twin Falls,ID, Isaac & Philip from Canada , Braxton from Mc Cool Junction,NE , Destini, Cherish & faith from Tulsa,OK, Alex from Versailles,KY , Nathan, Logan and Ethan from Portland,OR to the family . They have all stepped up and accepted the 50 yard challenge. A post shared by Rodney Smith Jr (@rodneysmithjr) on Sep 16, 2020 at 3:24pm PDT
Since the beginning of the Raising Men Lawn Care Service, 700 kids have participated, and more than 15,000 lawns have been mowed.
View this post on Instagram1 more kids has completed the 50 yard challenge . The 50 Yard challenge has only been possible because of you family, your support, donations and sharing it with even more kids . THANK YOU ! I am now headed to Bechtelsville,PA where we have 2 more kids who recently finished A post shared by Rodney Smith Jr (@rodneysmithjr) on Aug 22, 2020 at 7:51am PDT
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