These Black Men Are Spreading Love in Their Community in the Most Wonderful Way
BY RICKY RIELLY | THE ATLANTA BLACKSTAR
The two young men in their 20s — Rodney Smith Jr. and Terrence Stroy — decided to cut the lawns of the elderly in their community last year after Smith witnessed a man struggling with the task.
In December, Raising Men Lawn Care Service was born with the help of GoFundMe donations. Since then, the non-profit has grown into a 20-man operation.
Smith is currently studying computer science at Alabama A&M University and says that his upbringing in Bermuda influenced his charity.
RAISING MEN LAWN CARE SERVICE HUNTSVILLE
The union of an ordinary yard maintenance service and the commitment to establish an inspiring program to keep our young men and boys (young women and girls) on a positive path while learning and understanding their value in society. This has been my vision since I started with the first yard. All the lawns we do are done for FREE.
The objective is to provide our elders and single mothers who do not have the time, resources and/or money to manicure their yards. I want to restore the importance and understanding of giving back to the community. I want to show our children (our future) that by helping others they too will receive a sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, moral value and purpose in themselves. FACEBOOK
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