HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A college student is going above and beyond to help elderly people across the country take care of their lawns.
When Rodney Smith, Jr. saw an elderly man struggling to mow him lawn, he didn’t hesitate to step in and help. Soon, he started a group called Raising Men Lawn Care Service, which enlists young people across the country who want to learn about volunteerism.
Kids, teenagers and young people can volunteer help the elderly and disabled maintain their yards. They even help single mothers, who usually don’t have time to care for their lawns.
Smith is a 27-year-old college student living in Huntsville, Alabama who wants to inspire other young men around the country.
When he first launched the project, word spread quickly on Facebook. Now, the Raising Men Lawn Care Service page is filled with photos and videos of young people across the country helping members of their communities.
“We have seven chapters in seven different states. The big goal is to get it into all 50 states,” Smith told the Associated Press.