Free Yard Maintenance For Low Income Senior Citizens.
Organized by: Christopher Jones
I take care of a couple of elders’ property. These elders’ ages range from 83, 74, 87 and 91(in that general range). The total acreage I have to take care of as of right now is 17 Acers all together. I do A LOT of mowing and weed eating, planting and working their gardens for years, every week in the spring summer and fall. They are very poor, so I never charge them a dime because they live on a very tight budget like I do, and I couldn't dare take a dime from them.
For the few years all my mowers have been biting the dust one-by-one. Out of 5 riding mowers I only have one left and that one is a very old snapper riding mower, and it is even on its last leg, I don’t even think it will last through first part of summer.
I’m starting this because I’m needing a riding mower that will get me through the next several years so I can keep doing this for them free of charge, and I can take on a couple more elders that really needs my help. It takes a few hours of non-stop mowing to get all the work done, and this old snapper is ready to bite the dust, and with all the mowing and other yard work that requires the use of the mower and a trailer I highly doubt this mower will last through this year. All my mowers have already had many hours on them prior to me getting them. And with the amount of work I have to do every year, they just don’t last.
If I can get a good mower, I have another older couple that I would like to take over their yard maintenance needs because one has Alzheimer’s and the other one can barely walk. But with my failing and old equipment, I just can’t take on any more right now.
Hopefully with a new mower I don’t need to worry if it will last through the year or not. I have been eyeing the John Deere D170 54 in. 25 HP V-Twin Hydrostatic Front-Engine Riding Mower. The cost is $2,799.00, and that is WAY out of my range of something any of us can afford.
I would eventually like to start an Organization the operates with donations and volunteers that would take care of the yard maintenance needs of senior citizens and people that are handicapped free of charge (those only that makes under a certain amount a month). This may help me get going in the right direction because with a new mower I can take on a couple more elders’ yard work.