Our next organization profile is the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River Group. Many of us know someone who is in the military or someone who has a family member in the military. Organizations exist to help those who are deployed by sending gifts, phone cards, socks, etc to soldiers…but what about the rest of the family who is left behind when a soldier is deployed?
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources. The mission is to serve, honor, and support our local service men and women as well as their families in our local community.
The South of the River Group is located in Prior Lake. This group began when local families and service members recognized a need in Scott County. Yellow Ribbon Communities unite all areas within a community to create a network that connects agencies, organizations, resources, and employers for the purpose of proactively supporting service members and their families.
The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization has a wide variety of opportunities to help! Some examples include babysitting, running an errand or two for a family, fixing a lawnmower, helping around the house, or even just a phone call to the family letting them know you are thinking of them. Basically any kind of support you are able to give!
You can connect with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River Group via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find more information about the statewide campaign and find other Yellow Ribbon Communities at www.btyr.org.