One Alabama college student has set a pretty big goal this summer. He hopes to mow at least one lawn of an elderly, disabled, single mother, or veteran, in all 50 states.
Rodney Smith Jr. is trying to draw attention the Raising Men Lawn Care, service he founded last year. It’s a community organization that hopes to get kids involved with helping the elderly, disabled, single mothers, and veterans, by mowing their lawns for free.
Smith says, "My goal is two-fold – to 'pay it forward' and provide someone in need with a manicured lawn, and to teach kids to choose a positive path as they learn their value in society."
The social work student at Alabama A&M, has chapters in six other states and, with the help of donations he hopes to have that organization spread to all 50 states. He has already mowed lawns in 20 states since he set out on his journey. He mowed a lawn in Shreveport, LA already but you can keep track of his progress through the website 50states50lawns.com.