This Houston Mom Is Mowing Lawns for Free During the Pandemic
Meet our newest hero, Lauren Laborde.
Are you a senior or veteran in need of a little extra help? This Houston mom wants to mow your lawn!
Lauren Laborde, a mother of two and our new hero, is mowing lawns for free as a way to give back to those over the age of 65 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Equipped with a Toro 22-inch recycler lawn mower, a Ryobi edger, and chainsaws for more extensive tree trimming, Laborde is available for all your grass-cutting within the Spring Branch and Briar Forest neighborhoods.
Laborde is one of 11 volunteers with I Want To Mow Your Lawn, a national non-profit founded by Brian Schwartz, an advertising executive who also lost his job due to the pandemic.
Realizing that senior citizens and veterans were fighting greater battles against COVID-19, the New Jersey man decided that a free grass-cutting service was a good (and safe) way to help.
"I just love grandparents." Schwartz told CNN. "I can only imagine the stress they're all going through. I realized a lot of them (senior citizens) are on fixed incomes, so I figured there's a creative way to help them out. Not just physically, but also mentally."
For more information visit IWantToMowYourLawn.com.