New program in Lenoir County helps those in need

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – A new program in Kinston aims to give back to the community, as well as keeping teens off the street this summer.

The program, called Boys to Men Lawn Care, gives back to people who can’t physically or financially help themselves.

“It empowers them and gives them worth,” Interim Executive Director Donna Hardy said.

From cutting grass, picking up trash, and even helping someone move, it’s all to make Kinston a better place to live and work.

“I feel accomplished because I like to see the people’s faces when we finish cutting their grass, they feel so happy,” said Treyson Hooker.

They’ve already cut over 25 yards. Hardy said there isn’t enough manpower, “We want to get more kids out, to get more adults to come alongside Scott because we need more men to have more crew out to do that.”

The ultimate goal is to have more than one team going around town cleaning up the city to show others Kinston can be a great place.

“In the city, when we see abandoned houses and such. We are going to clean them up so the community will look better for everybody,” said Hardy.

For more information on how you can get involved, click here.

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