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HIGH PRIORITY: Help 70 yr old Disabled Veteran in Bay City, MI w/ Lawn Services (equipment provided)

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ORGANIZATION: I Want To Mow Your Lawn Inc.

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HIGH PRIORITY: Help 71 yr old Disabled Veteran in Bay City, MI w/ Lawn Services as Volunteer (equipment provided). From client, " I worked for the DoD for 30 yrs as a civilian. But in 04 volunteered to go to Afghanistan for a year with the Army Corps of Eng. During a rocket attack, I was evacuating the building and missed the last 4 steps and fell and broke my back, 5 compression fractures. I am now 70 yrs old, just went through a divorce after 40 yrs to a 30 yr marine corp vet. I could not afford to stay in California on my disability retirement from civil service so I moved to bay city Michigan. I have NO family or friends here and I haven’t been welcomed here on my street. I live on $1000.00 a month and struggle. The neighbors complained about my yard and that I was ghetto. So I am having to pay $100 a month for a guy to cut my yard. I really need help. I haven even been able to unpack because the boxes are top heavy. I hope u can help me. I get nothing from the government but a medal for going to Afghanistan and a certificate. But what I did get was a slap in the face with the WAP program against woman who worked for civil service and were married to military a deduction in money received. I gave 30 yrs of my life, 26 yrs working for the marine corps assist battalion level 4 yrs with Army corps of engineers with a volunteered trip to Afghanistan only to be left poor and living below the poverty level. I hope u can help me because that would save me money that I really need. I hate having to ask for help. I have had to ask for food stamps so Michigan gives me $15. The story is long and depressing and I never thought I would end up like this. It’s a hard pill to swallow. I know there are no volunteers here in bay city but hopefully a kind person close by that is willing to help. I do have lawn equipment but I can’t use it with my walker or cane I have tried. Thank you so much for reading this."

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About I Want To Mow Your Lawn Inc.

Location:

PO Box 3572, Wayne, NJ 07474, US

Mission Statement

To preserve dignity, enable independence and build community by providing eco-friendly essential lawn service for the elderly, veterans and others in need.

Description

Founded in 2020, at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, I Want To Mow Your Lawn(tm) provides 100% free lawn-mowing to people over 65, military veterans, disabled, and under-resourced individuals / families - with green initiatives in mind. For I Want To Mow Your Lawn(tm) founder, Brian Schwartz, laid off from a digital-advertising job, it was something to do, some way to help, at a time when everything in the world seemed upside down.

In time, demand grew - and other volunteers joined Brian. Currently, over 175 volunteers enlisted across 37 states have helped clean-up over 500 yards. For the people that I Want To Mow Your Lawn(tm) is helping, the grass may not always be greener but it is cut, kempt, edged, and raked.

Media coverage of the organization across the globe to date has resulted in six times more volunteer enlistments for the 2022 spring-summer season.

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Women
People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families, Women

WHEN

Tue Aug 09, 2022 - Mon Nov 07, 2022

WHERE

2973 Imperial DriveBay City, MI 48706

(43.57331,-83.93444)
 

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