HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who traveled to all 50 states to mow lawns f or free says he's traveling across the country again to bring together police officers and the community.
Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Monday to announce his tour called "Mowing with Cops" will start Wednesday in Apopka, Florida.
Tuesday morning I’ll be heading to FL to start my new 50 State mowing tour called “Mowing with Cops” on Wednesday . The goal is to bring the communities together around those who serve and protect us.— Rodney Smith Jr (@iamrodneysmith) August 12, 2019
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Smith says on his website that he wants to mow at least one lawn in each state for the elderly, disabled, single parents or veterans. He says he's inviting police officers to mow with him. He had a special law enforcement-themed mower made so officers can help.
Smith was inspired to begin a free yard mowing service in 2015 after seeing an elderly man cutting his lawn. Individual and corporate donations have helped pay for hotel rooms and other expenses.