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Man’s Pandemic Lawn-Mowing Effort Becomes Nationwide Endeavor

Brian Schwartz, a resident of Wayne, New Jersey, turned his pandemic-induced layoff into a nationwide goodwill movement. Starting with a simple idea to mow lawns for those unable to do it themselves—like senior citizens, veterans, and the disabled—Schwartz's "I want to mow your lawn" initiative has grown to include around 500 volunteers across 46 states. The group has already spruced up 2,000 yards and is gaining international interest, including from Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The volunteers offer their services for free, much to the surprise and gratitude of those they help. Anyone interested in volunteering or in need of lawn mowing can visit the group's website.

Photo Credit: Petar Tonchev

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