GOOD NEWS Man Aims to Mow Lawns Across the Country for Veterans, Elderly
A man is on a mission to help the elderly, veterans, single mothers and the disabled one lawn at a time.
Rodney Smith is aiming to mow lawns in all 50 states to help those in need through the Raising Men Lawn Care Service.
Smith told Shannon Bream on "Fox News @ Night" that he was inspired to do good after he stopped to help an elderly man in need while mowing his own lawn.
"That night I decided to mow free lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans," he said Friday.
The Alabama-based Smith said that his original goal was to mow 40 lawns by winter's end while working toward his bachelor's degree in computer science.
"I reached 40 lawns so quick that I upped my goal to 100," he said. "A month and a half later I reached my hundredth lawn."
I had the pleasure of mowing Ms.Kavett’s lawn for her and her kids in Jackson,MS. Making a difference one lawn at a time . pic.twitter.com/b1KPZwKSgI
— Rodney Smith Jr (@iamrodneysmith) June 15, 2018
He added that his service has implemented the "50 Yard Challenge," which is issued to children nationwide.
The challenge, for kids who accept it, is to mow 50 lawns free of charge in their communities, then being progressively rewarded with T-shirts and protective outerwear.
"Once they reach 50, we fly to wherever they are, we do lawns with them and we also give them a brand-new lawnmower."
Just had the pleasure of mowing Ms. Willadean’s lawn for her in Montgomery, AL. She’s about to be 102 years young ! She looks good and full of life ! Joel had to leave .Making a difference one lawn at a time . pic.twitter.com/04jB66CfBQ
— Rodney Smith Jr (@iamrodneysmith) June 12, 2018
Smith said that his good deeds let him know he's making a difference for those in need.
Watch the segment above.