Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a statewide program designed to establish and create awareness of a support network of agencies, organizations and resources that can meet the needs of service members, military families and employers in Minnesota.
For the past few months, community members from the cities of Minnetonka, Edina, Excelsior, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Wayzata have been meeting to form the Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition, which will work together to meet the requirements of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program for these cities. More community volunteers are needed to work on this effort.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Southwest Twin Cities Yellow Ribbon Coalition, plan to attend a kick-off meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Hopkins VFW. A meal will be served.
After viewing a presentation about the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program, potential volunteers will be split into seven groups to begin discussing how to meet the requirements of the program. The groups, by interest area, are city leadership, public safety, faith-based organizations, veteran organizations, business/employers, social services/medical providers and educators/youth providers. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.