When Rodney Smith was simply 15 years outdated, he got here throughout an aged man struggling to mow his garden.
After serving to the gentleman, the Alabama scholar was impressed to assist as many individuals as he may mow their lawns specializing in the aged, veterans, disabled folks and single mothers.
Out of that got here a corporation that isn’t solely serving to these in want across the U.S. but additionally inspiring different children to do the identical.
As founding father of Elevating Males Garden Care Service Rodney has impressed over 700 children from all 50 states to take up the beautification problem and mow 50 lawns of their neighborhood.
He then sends them a special coloured t-shirt for each 10 lawns they mow to finally attain a black t-shirt in garden mowing.
Arrange in 2015 whereas the Bermuda native was a scholar at Alabama A&M College, the group’s motto is “Making a distinction one garden at a time.”
Through the present pandemic there’s a good larger must lend a serving to hand. In Rodney’s local people he, together with different native big-hearted helpers, are delivering free meals and provides to veterans, the aged, single moms and folks with disabilities.
Due to donations from others Rodney is ready to mow folks’s lawns and drop much-needed provides off exterior their doorways as a part of a service he’s calling “mow and drop”.
“Individuals have been donating cash for hand sanitizer, recent fruit, water, bathroom paper and different gadgets for many who can’t get exterior of their home,” Rodney advised Al.com.
Rodney has used social media to seek out these in want in his neighborhood and additional afield and as an alternative of giving the residents a hug after mowing his garden, he now takes a selfie with them.
He stays modest concerning the good work he’s doing telling Fox 17 Information that he’s “only a man on a mission from God.”
In the meantime, Rodney’s 50-state mowing tour is postponed because of the coronavirus disaster and he stays near his local people.
“I’m simply mowing and doing what I like to do greatest: serving to others,” he mentioned.
Such an inspirational man. Thanks to your service Rodney and for uplifting so many younger minds to offer again!
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