On Saturday, July 23, 2016 Kersten & I participated at the Military Appreciation Day Event at Home Depot. Kersten’s efforts were again greatly appreciated, especially as the sky was very dark with an impending thunderstorm when we arrived!!!
We raised $39 but more importantly we were able to thank many veterans for their service, alert them about www.PBYR.org and demonstrate partnering support with Home Depot. Sue was very nice and helped with our booth, chairs and related event details and these efforts were appreciated. The Veterans we talked with said they really enjoy Home Depot’s efforts with Military Appreciation Day and many come to this year after year.
PBYR always enjoys partnering with Home Depot—a very good business community neighbor!! The pictures from this event will be placed on PBYR.org when they arrive from Home Depot.
Oh! Don’t forget the Home Depot Military/Veteran Discount Policy, they offer a 10 percent discount, up to a $500 maximum, to all active, reserve, retired or disabled veterans and their family members with a valid military ID, every day of the week. All other military veterans qualify for a 10 percent discount during Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Independence Day.
Have a beautiful day!!
WHO: Military-Connected Kids Grades 3rd-8th
WHAT: 24 slots left for the camp!! United Heroes League has an opportunity to invite 50 kids (grades 3rd-8th) to come out and be put through various football, soccer and agility drills. EJ Henderson will divide the kids up by age/size and we will rotate them through.
Ex-Viking E.J. Henderson
WHEN: Wednesday, August 10th from 2:30-4 p.m.
WHERE: Winter Park field house
WHY: 8 stations 4 football and 4 soccer
HOW: Submit to POC (via email) for confirmation: kids names, age, and shirt size (Youth Medium – Adult XL), as well as service member parents name/email. Parents will receive more information closer to camp if they need to bring anything (like a water bottle) and if they will be required to fill out a waiver (likely).
UPDATE: The email address to reply to is : firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration can also be taken over the phone at the number listed below.
1SG (Ret.), ARNG
United Heroes League
15211 Ravenna Trail
Hastings, MN 55033
The first of the two 2nd annual Power of One Fun Run is coming up in just 3 short weeks at Camp Ripley. This event is FREE to all. Registration for the fun run is in EventBrite (see flyer). The info on the attached PDF flyer is for both the Camp Ripley run on the 6th of August and the Arden Hills run on the 11th of September.
This year the runs have been supported by the TSU up at Camp Ripley and the 834th in Arden Hills with Soldiers, so no more volunteers are needed at this time. We are hoping for a much bigger crowd this year than the 700 we had last year! I can’t wait to see you there. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Who: MNNG Service members, family members, community members, and YR communities
What: Participate at the 2nd Annual Suicide Awareness Fun Run. All members of the military, all family members, community members and YR communities are invited to participate as a runner or walker, have a provider/resource table, or support the run (i.e. volunteers, water, t-shirts, etc). Participants will receive survival kits and items to place in the survival kit along the route to help them when they need some hope.
Where: Camp Ripley in Little Falls, MN and Arden Hills Army Training Site in Arden Hills, MN
When: Camp Ripley August 6th, 2016 and Arden Hills September 11th, 2016
Why: To increase suicide awareness and build mental wellness. You can be the one person that saves a life. The events will also provide education surrounding suicide prevention to leaders, service members, families, and community members in order to provide a unified message.
SFC Jen Chaffee
Cottage Grove, MN
24/7 Suicide Talk 1-800-273-8255
If anyone wants or knows of veterans who are interested in tickets for tomorrow (Friday, July 22) nights Lynx game, we still have tickets available. Just email with your request and I will get you the details!
Dave Wentzel email@example.com
Associate Executive Director – DAV Foundation
H&R Block, is offering scholarships for military spouses and Wounded Warriors to take the free income tax course. Registration is July through September, and classes beginning in September. Use coupon code C5A2B7. Please see the PDF’s below and for more information follow the link below or call the number:
www.hrblock.com/class or call 1-800-HRBLOCK (800-472-5625)
HRBlock Scholarship Flyer
Who: Retiree Appreciation Days (RAD)
What: RAD’S are a great source for the latest information for retirees and Family members in your area. Pre registration is required. Registration fee is 16.00 per person which will include a morning snack and lunch. Registration closes on August 8, 2016.
Where: Rosemount National Guard Armory & Community Center 13885 S Roberts Trail Rosemount, MN 55068
When: August 19, 2016 from 8:00am-4:00pm
Please find registration form in the PDF listed below.
Questions? Please call 507-961-1177
PBYR 2016 RAD REGISTER
In June 2016, the Plymouth Lions continued their longstanding Support and Partnership with PBYR with a generous donation of $4,000.00. This money will assist service members, veterans and their families. This marks the fourth year in a row that the Plymouth Lions have financially supported PBYR.
** PBYR is very proud and appreciative of the Plymouth Lion’s continued support and trust!! We greatly appreciate all that they do to help make Plymouth the #1 city in the US!!
On July 1, 2016 PBYR engaged in outreach, education and fundraising at Cub Foods on Vicksburg.
**Kudos to Rodney Walker and Kersten Beckstrom for their help in this project!! Rodney’s many years in the Navy was a plus as was Kersten’s manner and patience with folks.
We received approximately $93 in donations and more people have been informed about how PBYR may help service members, veterans and their families! We appreciate Cub’s support!! We greatly appreciate all that they do to help make Plymouth the #1 city in the US!!
PBYR raised $501.00 at the Plymouth Station “funraiser” barbeque on July 5 , 2016. We dodged all the storms and rain in the area well!
** Kudos to Sylvia, Allan, Chelsea and Liz for all the help at this event!!
PBYR greatly appreciates the partnering with Plymouth Holiday Station the past 4 years!! We greatly appreciate all that they do to help make Plymouth the #1 city in the US!!