Man on cross-country mission to mow lawns for free makes stop in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - A man who started a free lawn care service for veterans, single mothers, and others in need will be making his way through Louisiana this week. On Wednesday, he stopped in the capital city.
27-year-old Rodney Smith Jr. first began Raising Men Lawn Care Service last year. His goal is to mow lawns for people in all 50 states who may need a little help getting by.
"We cut lawns for free for the elderly, disabled, veterans, and single moms," Smith told ABC News.
Smith says the idea came to him in 2015 when he saw an elderly man struggling to mow his grass, so he gave a helping hand. He now has 60 children participating in the lawn care program. He hopes they'll be inspired to give back to their communities.
"I tell people all the time, if they are able, they can make a difference," he said. "And my way of making a difference is with a lawnmower."
Louisiana, I'll be in your state all week mowing FREE lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms & veterans . Below the pic , see the days I'll be in each city. If you know anyone of the 4 that needs their lawn mowed please send me a text at 256-508-9440 pic.twitter.com/sIQMh3gkA5— Rodney Smith Jr (@iamrodneysmith) February 25, 2019
I just had the pleasure of mowing Ms.Ewalefo's lawn for her in New Orleans,LA. Great meeting her. Making a difference one lawn at a time pic.twitter.com/R23eW0FnpH— Rodney Smith Jr (@iamrodneysmith) February 26, 2019
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