WAYNE COUNTY, Ind. - A Cub Scout in Wayne County decided to take his troop’s annual fundraising efforts to the next level. He has issued a challenge to his entire community to remember the troops fighting overseas.
Johnathon Terhaar, 7, is making it his goal to convince others to buy care packages for troops serving in other parts of the world.
He sent out an online challenge for his community to remember the troops, and help him by purchasing 100 packages of popcorn at $30 to $50 each from a website.
"The soldiers, they are going to get the popcorn and they are going to be able to eat it because they are over there getting bombed and stuff while we can play," Terhaar said.
Eric Carr owns a local construction business and bought 11 popcorn packages.
"It's just amazing. Some 7-year-old is taking this kind of action to help our troops out. It's like he's an adult," Carr said.
That positive momentum continued and others committed to a total of 37 boxes, but Terhaar needed 100.
Terhaar was working hard to secure a deal with a group of Richmond veterans to make sure he met his goal.
"That's going to be my pet project for the next month is to make sure he gets his final 100," Butch Marcum, Commander VFW Post 1108, said.
Since RTV6 spoke with Terhaar, other veteran groups had pledged an additional 80 care packages, bringing his total to 123.
Click here to help Terhaar reach his new goal of 200 packages in the next two weeks.