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Teens receive free garage after mowing hundreds of yards in WAVE Country

Four teens received a free garage after mowing hundreds of lawns for free. (Source: Doug Druschke/WAVE 3 News) Four teens received a free garage after mowing hundreds of lawns for free. (Source: Doug Druschke/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Four teenage boys who are mowing hundreds of yards for free continue to feel the love from donors who want to support their hard work.

The project began in west Louisville nearly a month ago when Barbara Wilson forced her son to mow the lawn of an abandoned home as punishment for his smart mouth.

This is when he discovered how good giving feels.

"I got home from work and he had been around the neighborhood and cut eight yards," Wilson said.

Her son, Travis Durham Jr., recruited his brother and two friends. Their good deeds went viral and the community pitched in to buy them new lawn equipment.

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As the grass keeps growing, so does support. EZ Portable Buildings drove all the way from Paducah to endorse the boy's efforts on Wednesday.

"Why wouldn't we be involved in something like that," EZ Portable Buildings Director of Marketing Craig Felker said.

The business donated a 12X24 storage building, valued at nearly $7,000, to protect that lawn equipment that had previously been stored in Wilson's basement.

"This is absolutely beyond our greatest expectations," Wilson said.

"It is actually painted in red and black, not just by happenstance, but because the boys are Louisville Cardinal fans," Felker said.

The energy that started in west Louisville, can now be felt in backyards across the city.

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"We've been all over Louisville," Wilson explained. "South end, east end, west end, Newburg, Jeffersontown, it has been so many I haven't been able to keep count," she added.

Wilson has created a schedule to arrange when and where the boys will mow yards. She reviews messages sent via Facebook (It Takes a Village, Together We Stand Strong) and selects the yards based on their location and time of need.
 
They also accept donations at their GoFundMe page

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