Rodney Smith, the townsman of Alabama, was just 15-years old when he first came across an elderly man bending over backward to mow his lawn. Helping a person in need proved to be a kairotic moment for him as he decided to help as many as the elderly, disabled, veterans, and single moms to mow their lawn.
He conceived the idea of having an organization in the United States that helps such people in mowing their lawns.
He promptly started working on it in order to materialize his idea, and soon the organization came into existence in 2015 with the name, Raising Men Lawn Care Service. The organization inspired 700 kids from all states to mow 50 lawns in their communities and work on their embellishment. Smith encourages kids to lend their hand in the mission by sending them colored t-shirts for mowing 10 lawns and a black t-shirt for meeting the target.
Smith’s organization works on the motto of “Making a difference one lawn at a time.” The world is currently going through turbulent times and people need even greater help of such kind. Rodney along with some benevolent people is making efforts to distribute free meals and other supplies to the elderly and disabled people. Thanks to gratuity offered by some kind-hearted people to Rodney’s organization for carrying out his “mow and drop” service – mowing lawns and dropping essentials.
“It’s very heartening to see people coming out generously and donating money for hand sanitizers, toilet paper, fresh fruits, and water for those who can’t get outside of their house,” Rodney told. When thousands of youths are simply scrolling down their social media apps, Rodney made efficient use of social media.
He has used social media to find both people in need in his community and motivated kids who are ready to voluntarily help them. Rodney remains unostentatious despite getting praise for the magnanimity he has demonstrated with his efforts. “I’m mowing and doing what I love to do best – helping others. I am just a man on a mission from God,” Rodney added.