Johns Creek boy honored for helping troops - CBS46 News

Johns Creek boy honored for helping troops

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FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Remington Youngblood, 12, received high praise last week for helping others.

"You make us believe again in the human potential for goodness and decency," said Jim Shimer, with the Angels Among Us Project.

Remington may not be old enough to fight in the military, but he's wise enough to recognize the nation's troops need help.

"They deserve our support, thoughts and prayers, and I am here to give them all three," said Remington.

Remington is providing help through a non-profit organization he started two years ago called Change for Georgia.

"We provide veterans and their families here at home with items like clothing, food items and diapers if they have small children. We also provide scholarships to student veterans at local colleges," Remington said.

Remington has solicited help from local businesses and schools to collect batteries, dried fruit, nuts and oatmeal.

"We have 210 boxes of oatmeal right now," Remington said.

Remington was honored by the Angels Among Us Project for the work he put in. 

"The Angels Among Us Project is a campaign to shine a light on the very best of human behavior," Shimer said.

"Remington has put his finger on the pulse of one of the greatest needs in our country, the need to look out for, to watch over, to protect and appreciate our men and women in uniform."

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