When 11-year-old Remington Youngblood, a sixth-grade student in Forsyth County, realized the sacrifices of the military members and their families, he conceived the idea to thank them for their service.
The founder of Change for Georgia (Change4GA), Youngblood describes the community service project as an opportunity that includes students. The goal is to include all people “who want to thank our military for their dedication to protecting our freedoms to ensure that we live in a secure country and world. It is a chance to serve those who serve us.”
Members of our military are asked to make a “Wish List” of items that they need or want. As these items are not provided to them, Change4GA offers an opportunity for those who wish to participate to add comfort, and say “Thank You!”
Currently, Change4Georgia needs support for Operation Oatmeal and Diaper Duty Donations.
Change4GA has not only been a morale booster for our service members, but the school supplies for military children have sent the message to them that “you are also serving while your love one is protecting us.”
Youngblood is an accomplished speaker as he travels Georgia with his parents to spread his message. More importantly, he is also a reminder to his audiences that compassion and community service can be impactful by those of any age.
Hats off to this great American –
To help financially or to volunteer, visit Change4Georgia.org.
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