An elderly woman could not afford to cut her grass, so these kind men offered to mow it regularly for free
One lawn at a time, Rodney Smith Jr. and Terrence Stroy are helping those in need! Due to hospital bills and medication costs, an elderly woman was unable to pay her neighbor for lawn mowing services after she was discharged from the hospital.
The rescue is in the hands of Rodney
In the end, Rodney and Terrence from Raising Men Lawn Care Service came to her rescue and offered to mow her lawn for free for the rest of her life.
Every two weeks, Rodney Smith Jr. and Terrence Stroy come to make sure her lawn is well taken care of, and most importantly, to show her how much they care for her.
“Today we worked on this lady’s yard. Rodney wrote, “She told us how the man next door was charging her to cut her lawn and she couldn’t afford it because she’s on a fixed income.
With Raising Men Lawn Care, Rodney and Terrence aim to show kindness and compassion by mowing the lawns of disabled, single mothers, veterans, and the elderly for free.
Seeing an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn, Rodney started helping.
“I should do something about this,” he thought. To help the elderly and those who had difficulty mowing their lawns, he challenged himself to mow 40 yards for free. In what began as a personal challenge, more than 400 young men and women across America now mow their neighbors’ lawns for free.
Several years later, in 2015, I came across an elderly man mowing his lawn outside. Seeing that he was struggling, I pulled over and helped him. I thought I could mow 40 lawns by the end of winter when I was getting my bachelor’s in computer science. I mowed 40 lawns so quickly that I increased my goal to 100. A month and a half later, I reached my 100th lawn, and that’s when I came up with the idea of raising men lawn care service.”
Children and teens across the country are challenged to mow 50 lawns for people in need as part of Rodney’s 50 Yard Challenge.
Posting a photo online of themselves holding a sign that says “I accept the 50 Yard Challenge,” they then get to work.
Suppose a kid in New York accepted the challenge, all they would have to do is make a sign stating, ‘I accept the 50 Yard Challenge,’ and we will send them a white Raising Men Lawn Care Service t-shirt, along with sunglasses and ear protection. Each time they mow 10 lawns, they receive an orange shirt, 20 a green shirt, 30 a blue shirt, 40 a red shirt, and 50 a black shirt. Upon reaching 50, we fly to them, do lawns with them, and give them brand new lawnmowers,” Rodney explained.
In addition to helping those in need with their lawns, Raising Men Lawn Care hopes to establish an inspirational program to keep our youth, both boys and girls, engaged.
In the 50 Yard Challenges, young people learn the value of kindness and service to others.
Rodney wants them to know that what they are doing is important.
“I just want kids to get out there and make a difference,” Rodney said. There are too many kids playing video games inside. I believe what I’m doing is my purpose. Several years ago, I had a one-on-one conversation with God, and I asked him to use me as his vessel. I didn’t hear from him that day, not a week later, not even a month later.”
‘Oh, did you see his face just now?’ he asked. After I finished his lawn, he thanked me and had a big smile on his face. Seeing his face light up after he does his first lawn is priceless. This is the kind of reaction we get from a lot of kids. Seeing such a small idea grow into something that inspires kids all over the country and even around the world is really cool.” Rodney said.
Rodney mows lawns for those in need in all 50 states.
I made a request to my followers before I started the tour. If they knew anyone in the cities and states I’ll be visiting. I chose a city in each state where I would be traveling. Then, I put it out, and people start submitting lawns of the elderly, disabled, single moms, and veterans. That’s how it all happened. I mow three to four lawns per city on average. Rodney explained that sometimes it’s more.
Raising Men Lawn Services has not only helped so many people, it has also shown them that kindness and compassion still exist.