In Huntsville, Alabama, two young Black men are changing their community by offering free lawn care to those who can not afford it or do it themselves.
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.
“It was amazing to see how many people were actually in need of help,” Smith told NBC‘s TODAY. “You have no idea what someone could need unless you extend a hand.”
Raising Men Lawn Care Service’s work around the town was documented by Briggs & Stratton before being picked up by NBC‘s TODAY.