A man from Alabama made it his mission to mow at least one lawn for the needy in every state. Tuesday, he stopped in Connecticut.
“I go around and mow free lawns for the elderly, disabled, sickly, the elderly and veterans,” Rodney Smith Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama. “I’m teaming up with police.”
Along with West Hartford Police, Smith cleaned up a yard for the owner. Police say he can’t do it himself.
“It feels great,” said Detective Jeremy Tangarone. “The guys are into it.“
Smith started the Raising Men Lawn Care Service in Huntsville, Alabama in 2015.
“I came across an elderly man outside mowing his lawn,” said Smith. “It looked like he was struggling so I pulled over and I helped him out. Ever since then I started mowing lawns for the elderly, disabled, Single parents and veterans.”
He’s on his sixth tour mowing lawns in all 50 states.
Rodney drives from state to state. His trip across the nation takes him about a month.
“Connecticut is one of my top five places to come too,” said Smith. “I would start a family here if I could. It's just a beautiful place.”