Bermudian Offers Free Lawn Mowing Service

October 9, 2015

rodney-smith-jrBermudian Rodney A. Smith Jr’s mission to offer free lawn mowing services to elderly people and single mothers in the Huntsville area was given a helping hand recently when someone provided Mr. Smith with a lawn mower free of charge.

So far, Mr. Smith has cut 20 lawns as part of his free service offering, with a personal goal of cutting more than 40 lawns in total.

Mr. Smith started out in September with a goal of forty lawns to complete before winter, and he’s publicly offered his services for free to senior citizens and single mothers who may need a helping hand.

In describing how he got the free lawn mower, Mr Smith said, “I received a blessing. I have been looking for my own mower.

“I looked at Home Depot, Lowes, and a few other places, so something told me hit up Craigslist today. I found one on Craigslist and sent a message to the gentleman that owned it, asking what was the lowest he would take for it; it was listed at $100.

Collage of the lawns that Mr. Smith has cut:

rodneysmithjr lawn

“I told him that I go around and cut grass for free and was just looking for a mower so I can continue my mission. He then replied and said ‘you can have it for free,” Mr Smith added.

“If that’s not God, I don’t know what is. When I picked it up he told me he had calls from many others wanting to buy just didn’t have the time to get back to them, but for some reason he got back to me.”

The good Samaritan said it’s his way of “giving back to the community” and plans to do the same thing once he returns home to Bermuda after he completes college in the United States.

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  1. Topaz says:

    Let your light shine wherever you are. You Mr Smith are an upstanding gentleman, and we are proud of you.

  2. Proud to be Bermudian says:

    I will like to say job well done Mr. Smith,this shows how good we are at helping people.

    The old fashion Bermuda way all from the heart.

    Blessed

  3. Cranston W. says:

    Respect.

  4. Hurricane says:

    This is very heartwarming.

  5. aceboy says:

    Outstanding sir!

  6. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    AWESOME,I just hope that nobody sees your kind heartedness as a soft touch and tries to take advantage of your good nature…

    WELL DONE Sir!

  7. Montoya says:

    That is great stuff Rodney, you have sooo much blessing coming your way, Yolanda you have done a wonderful job raising him.

  8. Warwick Lizard says:

    very nice story – well done my brudder!

    i couldn’t help notice those old folks and single mama’s live in some nice houses bye! check the one in the second last row all the way to the left – lawn is so big you can barely see the house in the distance! lol

  9. Nicky says:

    Mr Smith what a wonderful gesture. May all your good karma return right back to you tenfold. Thanks for your generosity.

  10. Boom says:

    Do u cut single fathers lawns as well?

    • X says:

      Its not like single fathers are incapable of cutting their own grass just because they are single.

  11. Baygrapes says:

    OMG thank you so much for this. Not only are making your family proud but you just might be reminding the rest of us of what it means to be BERMUDIAN. Thank you so much and I hope your message extends to all of Bermuda and we remember how to act even if a hurricane is not about.

  12. Alvin Williams says:

    Good job

    • Indeed it is Alvin…Now if only we can encourage our local Courts to sentence “certain indivivuals” to Community Services such as these that Mr. Smith has taken on?
      Far too many can / should be doing far-more than laying up at Westgate running their mouths and doing nothing else…Sad yes but true :-(

      • Dockyard Lackey says:

        Well said Ray, but that might infringe on the prisoners’ rights.

      • mixitup says:

        Why don’t you just run for President of Bermuda Raymond… You just have all the answers don’t you.

  13. Yes I says:

    Good heart mate. Your gestures have most likely rekindled some hope in some very hopeless hearts. Shine bright and mow on!

  14. Now loonk…at least barter…i can see thoughs who don’t have and need…however you need to eat…

  15. Dat bie says:

    Lol Raymond Ray always got some ignorance to say lol

  16. Kathy says:

    FANTASTIC – God works in many ways! He also provides many blessings to those who serve Him willingly not expecting any reward. Love and blessings are coming your way in everything you do. Thank you for your work! You are a true GIVER!

    Giving of your TIME is something that is very rare these days!

  17. Future says:

    Smile.

  18. Honestly says:

    This is more than just a story. This message sheds light on a Bermudian completing a task he set for himself. He is set for greatness in his life! I lived in Hunsville for a while and there are some very warm people there. My hope is that you stay focus amidst your awesome selfless gesture and may all God’s blessings poor on and over your family!

  19. mixitup says:

    He looks like a brown skin Ludacris… But well done Young man! You’re making us proud!