“We did this sweet lady’s lawn today. She is 93, the neighbors told us that she had been out there trying to cut her own lawn 😳. Have no fear, raising men lawn care is going to make sure her lawn is done every two weeks! Making a difference in our community!” However, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
When I was first sent this story I thought it was a sweet story and that was that. I then did more research and I am blown away by this group of young men. Rodney Smith Jr. is the founder of Raising Men Lawn Service Huntsville. One day Rodney saw an elderly man cutting his grass and he was struggling so it hit Rodney that he should do something about it. He decided to cut lawns for the elderly, disabled, and single parent mothers for free. “I am capable of cutting grass because I am young, I am able. A lot of elderly people are not able,” says Rodney.
His original goal was to cut 40 lawns but he reached his goal in a month and a half. Two months later he reached 100. He began taking on youth to help in his project. The boys he works with are motivated and positive.
With these young men they use the “Karate System”. They start off with a white shirt, after they have cut 50 lawns they get a black shirt. They have white (0-9 lawns), orange (10-19 lawns), green (20-29 lawns), blue (30-39 lawns), red (40-49 lawns) and black (50+ lawns). Each time they move up to a different color shirt there is a certificate ceremony congratulating them on a job well done. The idea is to raise boys into positive men who give back to their community.
You can support Raising Men Lawn Care Service by donating to their gofundme account here.