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.

She told ABC 13 that her availability is flexible due to her losing her job in the oil and gas industry during the pandemic, though weekdays are preferable to weekends. (You can contact her here.)

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."

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