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Help 59 yr old Disabled Veteran in MILLINOCKET, ME w/ Lawn Services as Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: I Want To Mow Your Lawn Inc.

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Help 59 yr old Disabled Veteran in Springfield, OH w/ Lawn Services as Volunteer. From client, "I am a disabled veteran of the US Air Force, active duty 1982-1992. I sustained a back injury in 1988. I have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and at the last count, I had 4 disc\'s that are completely gone in my lower back and have been basically replaced by arthritis. I haven\'t had an MRI in over 10 years but I know I have disc problems in my upper back and neck as I can\'t stand more than a few minutes without getting a headache. I can\'t stand or walk more than a few minutes at a time without extreme pain. I am on a fixed income and I hate to ask for it, but I really need some help, if possible, as long as it\'s not a bother to anyone. Our town charges $50 if your yard isn\'t mowed, I have been lucky to avoid this. My oldest son lives with me, to care for me, but he has back issues also and is usually unable to do the work required. I had a lawn mower but someone took the gas cap and it went through the winter without it. I can\'t get around enough to try to fix it, if I had the mower, I could maybe do my yard a little at a time. For now, I bought a $20 weed wacker and we have used that to try to keep the very front of the yard cut down. The town can\'t see the rest of the yard. As for snow removal, it is my greatest concern as it can range from $20-$50 per storm and I can\'t afford it. I live in a small town in Maine and there are no jobs, so all the kids that could help, leave as soon as they are able to. I have a claim being processed by the VA, it was submitted almost 4 years ago. It will double my income. If I get approved, I will surely write back and cancel any service from your organization as I will be able to pay for lawn care and snow removal. I would never take anything from someone else that was in greater need than I. I know you have no one in this area who volunteers, but maybe someday, you will. If my disability wasn\'t so bad, I would volunteer, I think it is an excellent way to help people. Thank you."

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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

Mon Aug 15, 2022 - Sun Nov 13, 2022

WHERE

50 Katahdin AvenueMillinocket, ME 04462

(45.65193,-68.70893)
 

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