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Lending a helping hand
You could say Noah Taylor, a 16-year-old Boy Scout working toward the rank of Eagle, inherited his giving spirit. As a little kid, he’d tag along when his grandfather, Ronald Mika, delivered donations of food and clothing to Ruth’s Place, a shelter for women in Wilkes-Barre.
“He told me they might not have a family, or sometimes their husbands are mean to them,” Taylor said Saturday afternoon, recalling the simple explanation his grandfather offered as to why a woman might need shelter.
“I knew I would hate it if something like that happened to my mom.”“It was always in the back of my mind that I wanted to do this for my Eagle Scout project,” he said as about a dozen of his fellow athletes from GAR High School and fellow Scouts from Troop 43, which is sponsored by St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre, helped carry paper products, slippers, socks, non-perishable food, bottled water and other donated items into Ruth’s Place. Read the full article at the Times Leader. 

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