Rodney Smith, Jr. is on a mission to mow the lawns of those who need it most – and on Thursday it brought him to Tallahassee. The 29-year-old is a native of Bermuda, who now lives in Hunstville, Alabama. Smith has travelled the nation several times over since 2017, supported mostly through donations. At each stop Smith mows lawns completely free of charge. He started what’s called the 50 Yard Challenge, to encourage young people to follow suit in their communities.
Ryan Dailey recently sat down with Rodney Smith, Jr. to talk about the journey, and what keeps him going.