Scout thanks com­mu­nity for sup­port­ing Ea­gle Project

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Ryan Berger

My name is Ryan Berger and I am 15 years old. I started the idea of my Ea­gle Scout Project al­most three years ago and have just been rec­om­mended through an Ea­gle Board of Re­view to ad­vance to the rank of Ea­gle Scout.

So, what was my project? Well, due to health cir­cum­stances from when I was born, up un­til re­cently my par­ents have had to stay at the Ron­ald McDon­ald House a cou­ple of times. If you don’t know what that is, it is a house where par­ents and fam­ily of chil­dren’s hospital pa­tients can stay for a small $15 a night. Many meals are pro­vided for them, and the wor­ries of hous­ing are taken from off their backs.

I de­cided from lis­ten­ing to the sto­ries of stay­ing at the house from my par­ents that the Ron­ald McDon­ald House needed some com­mu­ni­ca­tion avail­able. To do this, I set out to buy a set of Chrome­books for the house.

These Chrome­books are light­weight, rea­son­ably priced, rea­son­ably pow­er­ful and al­low for easy com­mu­ni­ca­tion. In the be­gin­ning, I set my goal for five to 10 Chrome­books since each cost around $200, but I was sur­prised at what hap­pened. Through fundrais­ing and ma­te­rial do­na­tion, I was able to raise over $5,000, buy­ing 30 Chrome­books.

With the left­over money that we got from a price match deal through the credit card and re­tail com­pa­nies, I de­cided that in­stead of putting that money into an­other Chrome­book that there was a bet­ter op­tion. So I or­ga­nized a group of friends and set up a bud­get to spon­sor a meal at the Ron­ald McDon­ald House.

Even af­ter that, we ended up with some ex­tra money, so we were able to buy some toys and gifts for the res­i­dents there. I would like to thank the com­mu­nity for all of the sup­port that was given to al­low me to be so gen­er­ous to the Ron­ald McDon­ald House.

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