It’s not often that you see people in their 90’s outside mowing their lawn. But when this 93-year-old woman was struggling to finish cutting her yard, it caught the attention of a college student from Bermuda, who now mows her lawn every two weeks.
And the best part – it doesn’t cost her a dime.
Rodney Smith Jr. is the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service. It is comprised of about 20 teenagers and young adults who mow over 300 lawns for the elderly, disabled, and for single mothers…at no charge.
According to Smith, the Raising Men Lawn Care Service is “the union of an ordinary yard maintenance service and the commitment to establish an inspiring program to keep our [younger generations] on a positive path while learning and understanding their value in society.”
Smith said it’s important for him to give back to the community. He also wants to show others, especially today’s youth, that by helping others they can also help themselves.
When they mow a disabled veteran’s lawn, for example, Smith says the youngsters gain a sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, and purpose.
Smith and his team mow every lawn for free. While the goal behind Raising Men Lawn Care Service is to make a difference in their community, they do incur out-of-pocket expenses as a result.
So Smith started a GoFundMe page to help offset those costs. He is hoping to raise funds to purchase t-shirts and refreshments for his crew, along with some new lawn equipment and maintenance supplies.
Find out more about how Raising Men Lawn Care Service got started by watching this video from Briggs and Stratton!