Mrs. Young is 93. She lives alone and doesn’t have family nearby to help her out as often as she needs. The neighbors had seen her several times out in the hot sun trying to mow her own lawn, and they could see how quickly she would tire out. That’s where these guys come in.
They run a service called “Raising Men Lawn Care Service.” It’s free to the elderly, disabled, and single mothers. It runs on donations and kind hearts. They realized that Mrs. Young was struggling to keep her home in order and decided to add her into their service. Every two weeks, a volunteer will show up at her home and cut her grass so that she doesn’t have to.
Rodney Smith Jr. started the service with a very important motive.
I want to restore the importance and understanding of giving back to the community. I want to show our children (our future) that by helping others they too will receive a sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, moral value and purpose in themselves.”
The group was founded in December of 2015, and since then has grown to have 20 members. Together, they have cut over 300 lawns!
Their dream is to be able to offer this service to more than just one area of Alabama. They think that this should be a service available everywhere, and that more people should be excited and willing to give back to the community. They are doing a lot to expand their organization, and hopefully we will see many more helpful citizens giving back to their communities.