Over the summer Cory Iseminger’s (IS Department – Grand Forks) 9-year-old son Caleb joined a program developed by Raising Men Lawn Care Service (RMLCS) based out of Alabama. RMLCS is a company that invites kids ages 7-17 to mow 50 lawns for people in need (elderly, disabled, single parents, etc).
In return, they are rewarded with a new push lawn mower, weed eater, and leaf blower. The kids begin their program wearing a white shirt with the company name on it, and each 10 yards they mow, they are provided a different color shirt. The goal is to teach kids responsibility, the value of hard work, and helping the community.
Caleb completed his challenge a few weeks ago, and the owner of the company drove up from Alabama to personally deliver his new equipment. The owner mentioned that he has about 100 kids complete the challenge each year and he drives around the United States to talk with each kid and deliver their new equipment. Caleb loved the lawn work this summer and has plans to continue mowing for people next summer as well.