Mow for America Extends Call for Volunteers to Do Lawn Care at Federal Buildings and Parks During Shutdown
(PRWEB) October 12, 2013
Mow for America, a grassroots organization, today announced the formation of a movement to help clean up the grounds of federal buildings and parks. They have formed a movement that is spreading quickly with events organized in Washington, DC, Hawaii, Colorado and Utah. Their first event will be at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Mow for America believes we need to do more for America than to just sit back and wait for our government to get something done. So the group is mobilizing and taking action to help ensure our buildings are taken care of during the government shutdown.
The group was inspired by the one man militia, or lawnmower guy, Chris Cox, who showed up at the Lincoln Memorial on October 10th, to mow the lawn at the Lincoln Memorial. That is when Cox captured the hearts of the country and Mow for America was born.
In addition to organizing mow-ins, the organization designed t-shirts to pay homage to the lawnmower guy, their hero. The t-shirts say, "Mow for America" and can be ordered with a state flag across the back right shoulder. Cox requested a t-shirt from the group.
"When we heard about the lawnmower guy we were inspired," said Paul Wilson, co-founder of Mow for America. "We called our friends in different states and organized mow ins to show our support for our country and for those who like Cox, are willing to take a stand."
Washington, DC, Colorado, Utah and other states have scheduled mow-ins. Volunteers come with trash bags, rakes and lawn tools and get to work cleaning up and protecting federal property affected by the shutdown. "We want to let everyone know how we feel about our country and that we're willing to do what we can to keep America great."
The movement is quickly spreading across the country. Mow for America is looking for organizers in many states. For more information or to purchase t-shirts, visit http://www.MowForAmerica.com.
Mow for America was started by friends Janet Thaeler, based near Salt Lake City, Utah and Paul Wilson, based in Hawaii. The two read about the lawnmower guy on Facebook and quickly decided they wanted to be a part of what Cox started. They began to contact friends in other states. The movement has taken off as people are excited to have an opportunity to do something positive at a time when many (despite their political affiliations) have grown tired of the stalemate in Washington.