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Man Mowing Lawns for Free in 50 States Headed to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Alabama man is mowing lawns across the country for a good cause -- and he'll be bringing his mower to Little Rock Sunday.

This year, Rodney Smith, 28, is determined to mow 50 lawns in 50 states. He's providing free lawn care to the disabled, elderly, single moms, and veterans. 

After stopping in Shreveport Saturday, he's visited 27 states. Arkansas will be the 28th state he's mowed in as part of his Raising Men Lawn Care, an organization founded by Smith in 2016.

"When I was younger, I never really liked to mow lawns. It was never a part of my plans to start mowing lawns for free," he laughs.

Born and raised in Bermuda, he moved to the U.S. to pursue a higher education. He also found a higher meaning in life.

"It happened the day when I came across an elderly man outside mowing his lawn. He looked like he was struggling," Smith said. "So, I pulled over and helped him out. That night I decided to mow free lawns for the elderly, the disabled, single moms and the veterans.

If you would like to learn more about Smith’s 50 Yard Challenge for kids ages 7-17 or learn more about how to sign up for his free lawn service, visit: http://weareraisingmen.com/

(nbc4i.com contributed to this report)

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