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You are invited to celebrate with the cities of
Edina – Hopkins – Minnetonka – St Louis Park

Southwest Twin Cities
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Proclamation Ceremony & Celebration
Saturday, October 12, 2013

4 pm

Downtown Park – Hopkins, MN – South of Mainstreet on 9th Avenue

Events on October 12th:

  • Military & Veterans Family Recognition
  • Military Vehicle Display
  • Exhibits about Available Resources
  • Proclamation Ceremony
  • Guest Speakers & Entertainment

Download Proclamation Flyer here…

ABOUT US

Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition includes the cities of Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park.  Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting service members and their families with community support.

Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a group of community volunteers coming together to try to build a cooperative of communities who qualify as Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Communities. We intend to meet monthly on the last Thursday of the month in different cities. Scroll down on this page to see the meeting schedule and to learn more about us.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is the statewide organization that provides community support for military servicemembers, guard, reserves, veterans and their families. For instance, when a servicemember is deployed, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides community support by connecting the deployed servicemember’s family with sources for medical care, mental health counseling, tutoring and counseling for children in school, financial counseling and household chores such as lawn mowing, raking, snow shoveling, shopping, or just a cup of coffee and a visit, and much more. While deployed, the military servicemember’s main concern is often his or her family. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides the network of support that allows the servicemember to focus on the job at hand by helping the family to maintain a quality of life that is as normal possible.

WE’RE ALREADY BEING CALLED UPON TO HELP

Since our kickoff meeting in September 2012, we have been called upon to help with the following:

  • We helped a female veteran who had been living in her car to find an apartment. And she now has a SNAP card to buy food.
  • We are helping to move a hospital bed from a home in Wayzata to the apartment of a veteran in St. Paul

 

TRAINING SUMMIT FOR SW-BTYR COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS

Share and learn best practices from Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Networks across the state. As leaders in your communities, your participation is essential to sustain the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program. This will be the first of seven Yellow Ribbon Training Summits to help sustain, educate and provide support to your Yellow Ribbon Networks. For more information and to register, visit the website at http://www.beyondtheyellowribbon.org/rsvp.

WHO WE ARE

Executive Committee:
Co-Chairs:                                         Mary Brindle, Jocelyn Northenscold
Meeting Schedule:                         Dennis Madden
Recording Secretary:                   Derek Northenscold
Communications:                          Jason Gadd
Web Presence:                                Gypsy Rogers

MEETING SCHEDULE, ACTION PLAN SECTIONS, ACTION PLAN GOALS

TBA

Action Plan Sections and Committee Liaisons
Education/Youth:                          Jocelyn Northenscold
Social Services/Medical:            Mary Brindle
Business/Employers:                   Gypsy Rogers
Veterans/Civic Orgs:                    Ray Moonen
Faith Based Orgs:                            Rachel Hause/Jocelyn Northenscold
Public Safety/Judicial:                 Derek Northenscold
City Leadership:                              Jason Gadd/Mary Brindle
Community Volunteers:              All
Overall Steering Cmte:                  Mary Brindle and all