In Trussville, Alabama, the Hewitt-Trussville cross country team is making an impact in the community after running six miles a day during practice, according to an article by WRBC News.
They created FLC, which means Free Lawn Care, and together as a team, they started mowing the lawns of the elderly and disabled in their community for free.
Runner Matt Antkowiak says it started with a Facebook post, and within an hour of posting a number to call, they already had four people interested.
Since then, the team has mowed more than 30 lawns and cut on average two or three a day.
The equipment they use is a collaboration of what they had at home, along with a few donations. These boys going the extra mile to offer a free service that’s forever changed their lives.
“It just shows that not everything is bad in the world right now and people like us, who don’t have degrees or even a diploma, can come out here and make a positive impact, and this is a great time to get closer and learn more about each other, and it’s fun. Even though it’s a lot of hard work, it’s fun with them,” says runner Will Edwards in the article.
The Hewitt-Trussville boys cross country team will continue their free lawn service until school resumes.