10-year-old boy accepts challenge to mow 50 yards for seniors, veterans and people in need

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A 10-year-old Missouri boy is taking on a task that’s doing some good one lawn at a time.

WDAF reports Aidan Carty, of Odessa, was with his mom scrolling through her phone when they came across the 50 Yard Challenge. The fifth-grader jumped at the chance to volunteer his time.

“I really like mowing,” Aidan said. “You get to spend time outside, and it’s cool to watch the grass change from really tall to really short."

The group behind the challenge, Raising Men Lawn Care Service, champions boys and girls across the country to offer free lawn service to 50 people.

“He mows for disabled people, veterans, elderly, single moms, people who can’t or don’t have the time,” said Aidan's mom, Sabrina.

According to the Kansas City Fox station, a child who accepts the challenge must send the business a picture of them holding a sign saying, “I accept the 50 Yard Challenge.” The business will then send the child a shirt, safety glasses and ear protection.

There were nine Kansas kids participating in the challenge and five from Missouri as of last month.

Aidan has completed two yards so far. He told WDAF that his most recent task involved removing tree debris and mowing overgrown grass at the home of a senior citizen in Independence.

Aidan has two yards lined up next week.

The 50 Yard Challenge is year-round, so kids can rake leaves and shovel snow in addition to any other yard work. Once the child completes the challenge, Raising Men Law Care gives them a brand-new lawn mower, weed eater and blower.

Aidan says he would like to have his lawn service one day.

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