Alabama Man Mowed Lawns in All 50 States for Charity
Back in 2015, Rodney Smith Jr. saw an old man struggling with a lawnmower and he decided he was going to make a difference. And not just in that one man's life.
"I pulled over and helped him out, and that's the night I decided to mow free lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms, and veterans," Smith said to KHON. "That small act of kindness turned into a foundation in 2016, which is inspiring kids nationwide, even worldwide, to do the same as what we're doing in Huntsville, Alabama."
Smith created Raising Men Lawn Care Service, a non-profit that shows children and teenagers how to give back by using a lawnmower. The organization encourages kids to go out and mow lawns for free.
When they start up, each participant gets a free shirt and protective gear. They get a new shirt after every ten yards they mow and once they do 50, they get a new lawnmower.
To draw up publicity for his group, Smith just completed a tour of the United States where he mowed lawns in all 50 states. Yes, he even mowed in Hawaii and Alaska. He's looking forward to the future and wants to mow lawns on all seven continents next.