Rodney Smith Jr. Mows Lawns In All 50 States For Free

Rodney Smith Jr. spent his summer mowing lawns. In all 50 states. For free.

After Hours with Amy Lawrence
October 30, 2018 - 9:30 am

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Rodney Smith Jr. did something unique this summer. He traveled to all 50 states to mow lawn for veterans, the elderly, the disabled, and single mothers. And he did it for free.

“It’s been a very busy summer,” Smith said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “I drove my car to 48 states and I flew to Alaska and Hawaii. It didn’t take that much planning. It was just looking at a map, deciding where to go, and just going.”

Smith, who is from Bermuda and lives in Huntsville, Alabama, recently graduated with a master’s in social work. He thoroughly enjoyed his summer-long experience.

“It’s always fun doing that and meeting new people and also getting to see America,” he said. “It’s very beautiful.”

Smith's impact went far beyond shorter grass and manicured lawns.

“They’re very thankful and grateful," Smith said. "Many of them are on fixed income and really can’t afford to pay anyone. So when I come cut it for free, they can now use those funds that they would use to pay someone, they can now use it for medication and food and other things. . . . I’m tying to inspire kids to get out there and make a difference.”

To learn more about Smith's work, please visit his website.