Support DeShawn Willis Small Business


We started this campaign for our friend DeShawn Willis who owns Lake Lawn Care Service.

DeShawn posted this picture on his Facebook page and it has gone viral. About the picture, he explained, 

"This is temporary because my van broke down so I came up with a creative and gas efficient way to keep my clients happy . I can get across town in 10 to 15 mins and I can do an average of 4-6 yards a day at an average of $25 a yard and I got a lot of people ( at least 30). This is my way to take care of business and save money at the same time so I can get that nice pick up truck I been wanting. I have no problem in starting small and growing into something bigger later on slow and steady wins the race."

You can view the post here:


During a time when small businesses are being crushed by our country's economy grinding to a halt during lockdown - it's never been more crucial to support local small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

I am a small business owner myself, we own a brand called Iron Apparel, - Small businesses (500 employees or less) pay the majority of taxes in our country and provide real jobs, real careers, and real income for the men and women within their local economies. Small business owners are working desperately right now to pivot, find creative ways to adapt and evolve to serve their clients in new ways in order to stay in business and continue to serve their communities. 

DeShawn has demonstrated his loyalty to his clients, his commitment to his business, and his determination to succeed. These are the principles that make our country great. 

With your help, our goal is to raise enough to provide DeShawn with a new truck for his business, a capable trailer to haul his lawn-care equipment, and an upgraded lawn mower, trimmer, edger, blower, and the other tools that would help his business flourish this summer. 

Our goal would be to raise: 

$42K for a new half-ton pickup 
$6K for a new  trailer that can properly haul his equipment 
$5K for all new push mower, zero-turn mower, trimmer, edger, and blower

All of the donations will be donated to DeShawn Willis to be used for equipment for his business, Lake Lawn Care Service. 

DeShawn has shown that he is willing to look silly, take criticism, and work his tail off to bike around town towing his equipment with a rope to service his clients who might not need help keeping up with the lawn. This is the American spirit. This is the type of hard work that exemplifies the spirit of an entrepreneur. This is Arete in action! 

I know that because of his will to win, DeShawn will be successful with or without donations, but how amazing would it be to jump-start his business with equipment that matches his work ethic? 

We would be beyond grateful for your support to DeShawn, a young, relentlessly hardworking entrepreneur who has showed he will stop at nothing to serve his community and keep his business alive. 

Thank you so much for your consideration! Even if you don't donate please share this on social media along with the hashtag #DESHAWNSTRONG

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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Organizer and beneficiary

David Humiston 
Toledo, OH
DeShawn Willis