Many of you are aware that Brad started hiking the Appalachian Trail about 19 days ago. He is off on a Compassionate Journey to help raise $100,000 for five local Tulsa charities, and by all accounts he is having a blast. Thanks to our friends and customers, we have already raised and donated $58,540 to The Little Light House, Young Life – Rogers, The Salvation Army, Folds of Honor, and Habitat for Humanity. We are excited to be over half way to our goal!
Already Brad has met some interesting people to keep him company along his journey. We even got word that he had his first encounter with a bear last week. She was 50 feet away, but ran the other way when she saw “The Compassionator” coming.
As of Monday Brad has made it to somewhere around the Hot Springs, NC area, having covered some 271 grueling miles, up one side of a mountain and down the other side, day after day with a 28 pound pack on his back. His feet appear to be getting better judging by the ugly picture of his toes that he sent out this morning, and for the most part he is right on schedule with where he had planned on being. 271 miles down, only 1,905 miles to go!
While Brad is busy blazing the trail you can rest assured it is still business as usual at LawnAmerica.We are still working hard fertilizing lawns and killing weeds all over the Tulsa area. We are still here to answer your calls and emails. You can still request an optional service or a service call, and we are definitely here for you to refer your friends and neighbors.Nothing has changed, other than the fact that no one has brought in donuts since Brad left!
Since Brad is a little preoccupied with making it to his next shelter, and not being eaten by a bear, I will do my best to keep you up to date on things going on that pertain to your lawn by keeping the LawnAmerica blog updated with useful information. While I may not necessarily be as eloquent or entertaining as Brad, I will do my best to keep you informed.
“Who am I?” – you ask.My name is Benjamin Allen.I am the Operations Manager for LawnAmerica.I have spent the last 9 years in different positions here at LawnAmerica, learning the in’s and out’s of lawn care.While I don’t claim to know it all, or have it all figured out, I do know that I have had one of the best teachers in the lawn care industry. Brad has spent countless hours teaching and mentoring not only me, but all of the staff here at LawnAmerica. It is our goal to take what we have been taught and apply it by continuing to provide the top notch service that our customers deserve.
Be sure and keep up with Brad’s progress along the Appalachian Trail by keeping up with his blog. There you will also find a slide show featuring some of the gorgeous views that Brad has been able to capture with his camera. Not only that, but you will be able to donate to the five local charities we are supporting, helping individuals and families right here in Tulsa. And don’t forget, every dollar you donate is matched by LawnAmerica, so give generously!