The Salvation Army Christmas Toy Assistance Program
What: the Salvation Army Toy Assistance Program
When: Online sign up begins November 8, 2017 – Closing December 1, 2017 There are limited spaces available
How: Go to www.SalvationArmyNorth.org/toyshop
If you have difficulty registering online, you may call 651-746-3595.
Please see attached PDF for more information.
2017 The Salvation Army Christmas Toy assistance program.pdf
Plymouth Station Holiday Barbeque: “Funraiser” Success!!
On August 22, 2017 the Plymouth Station Holiday Barbeque raised $813.31! Kudos to Kersten and Allan’s outreach efforts at the barbeque! Also, Allan helped with the cash management and related details even though he was scheduled to take a part of the CPA exam the next day. Who ever said accountants can’t concentrate on 2 things at the same time? PBYR greatly appreciates ALL of Allan’s excellent professional efforts with PBYR over the years!!
Allan with Holi the Turtle
Kersten working hard as always
Also, PBYR greatly appreciates the ongoing support from Liz & the Plymouth Station Holiday staffers!! This was our 6th event at Holiday!! Please be sure to express appreciation to Plymouth Station Holiday and stop there for gas, food and car washes as needed—they have been super supporters of PBYR!!
**Also, PBYR wishes to express appreciation to Congressman Erik Paulsen and his staff for taking time out of their busy schedules to visit, buy a burger and support PBYR’s efforts with assisting service members, veterans and family!!
DAV Donor Connect Update 08/21/2017
Good Morning Donor Connect Friends!
I apologize for not getting the list out last week, it seemed as if it just wasn’t meant to be until this morning and I was actually able to remove two wheelchairs and add an amazing ramp which is also listed towards the end in the featured item section I’ve added.
Within the last two weeks I have been fortunate enough to have had a small part in connecting a Veteran to a handicap van which Hutchinson Chapter 37 had available after upgrading one of their vehicles. I have also been fortunate enough to help St. Cloud Chapter 9 connect a Jazzy 600 electric-wheelchair 08/18/2017 to a Clearwater Veteran after the chapter purchased new batteries for it!
I wanted to thank you all for being so willing to work with me and grow the Donor Connect Program to help get Veterans and their family members items they need, I am truly indebted to you all!
Current requests – I received a call this morning that there is a Veteran in the Brainerd MN area in need of two manual wheelchairs. If there is anyone that has information on chairs that are in the area please forward that information to me.
If you know anyone who could benefit from the information in this email please feel free to share the information or have them contact me with questions.
Donor Connect List 08/2112017
Have an excellent week!
St. Cloud VA HSC
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PBYR’s 1st Event with Potbelly is a Success: $336.50 Donated
Potbelly at 3235 Vicksburg Lane North in Plymouth, MN
On August 16, 2017 Potbelly hosted a fundraiser and $336.50 was donated to PBYR to use to assist service members, Vets and family. The event went well and the Potbelly staff was very accommodating and as a result the manager requested a “monthly partnership” on the 3rd Wednesday of EVERY month from 5 PM to 8 PM!!!!!!!
PBYR welcomes and highly values this partnership. Please support Potbelly, have a meal and express thanks to them for sponsoring a monthly PBYR fundraiser. Kersten Beckstrom provided assistance with outreach efforts and as a result of her efforts several individuals asked to receive PBYR communications. PBYR wishes to express appreciation with Plymouth Police Officers that came to Potbelly as well as Plymouth Council Member Jim Davis!!
Nevin Nylin, Potbelly Manager wrote:
Gary and Kersten,
The crew loved the event last night, even with the storms your group did well… With your event going well and the turnout was good, would you guys be interested in doing a monthly partnership?
3235 Vicksburg Lane N
Plymouth, MN 55447
PBYR will be at Potbelly’s on the 3rd Wednesday of EVERY month from 5 PM to 8 PM!
In June 2017, the Plymouth Lions gave a $4000.00 donation to PBYR. This very generous gift represents continuing annual support and trust with PBYR since 2012. We greatly appreciate the Plymouth Lions’ longstanding assistance, trust and partnering in the PBYR mission. This donation was greatly needed and appreciated and will help in the mission of PBYR to serve service members, Vets and their families. The PBYR Board of Directors greatly appreciates the longstanding support and friendship with the Plymouth Lions!!
Gary Goldetsky, PBYR President
Kudos to JH Larson Company, Plymouth for offering to donate faucets in the recent request for service!! We greatly appreciate their membership in the PBYR network and their kind and generous offer!!
The first edition of the Arden Hills Family Assistance Center Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Monthly news has been published and is available for your reading. You can find the January 2017 edition of the news by going to the Arden Hills FAC Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Monthly news page which can be found as a sub menu item under the Resources & PBYR Partners button on the left hand side of the page.
Check it out, it is fun read and will help keep you up to date with current and up-coming events. Yolanda Von Itter wants your help to make it even better so if you have any idea’s or suggestions drop her a line at:
What: Bowling Fundraiser for area military families supported by Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Quad Communities
Where: Doyle’s Bowling and Lounge 5000 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55429
When: Sunday, Jan. 29 11 a.m.-1 p.m. After bowling, visit the Crystal VFW Post #494 for lunch and bowling performances prizes. Crystal VFW Post #494 5222 56th Ave. N. (Bass Lake Rd., in Crystal)
How: Sign up at Doyles at 10:30 a.m. Bowling at 11 a.m. $20 per person (includes three games, shoes and lunch)
Join the Quad Communities of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale as it supports local service members. Donations received through fundraising activities are given back to military personnel and families in need. Please see PDF Flyer below for more information.
bowling fund raiser.pdf
There is a nice story in this mornings issue of the Star Tribune “Minnesota” section by Kelly Smith that might warm your heart on this cold Minnesota day. Many of us have thrown a coin or two in a pool and made a wish and never gave it a second thought. Little did we know that we were helping local charities.
In 2016 PBYR was one of those lucky enough to be a recipient. So next time that you wander by the Hennepin County Government Center pool, reach in your pocket or purse and drop in a coin or two as you make a wish, you are not the only one that will benefit. I am not going to spoil the rest of the story for you but you can read it here.
I took this picture of Jeff Grates swabbing the floor at the VFW wearing his Packer jersey yesterday. The picture’s kinda funny, but telling. Jeff was an Army Command Sgt. Major for 28 years. He also spent over 40 years in law enforcement. On New Years Day 2017 Jeff is still doing what he can to serve veterans and his community. He could have been any place celebrating, but he had chores he wouldn’t let slide. Jeff’s not unique. Each of you have done the same thing . It’s this commitment that makes the American Legion, VFW, Disabled Veterans and Purple Heart so special. We’re family. We argue, fight, get peed off over operational differences and much more. However, we are family and that makes us strong.
Everyone needs help at some point. No one stands up and advocates for veterans and their families more than the Legion, VFW, Disabled Veterans and Purple Heart. No one!! Our family had some squabbles in 2016 for sure. I’m asking each of you to put that in the past and recommit to helping our fellow veterans. You’ve all heard me say it a hundred times. “If we don’t look out for us no one else will”. Many veterans were treated terribly when they came home from the service. Please, let’s stand together and never allow that to happen again.
I’m asking you to forward this e-mail to the other veterans in our Post’s and community. It’s important that our servicemen and women know they’re not alone. I have very few e-mail addresses in my book so I need your help. Thanks in advance. Together we can make 2017 a very good year!
Jim Heimerl – Heinzen-Ditter Commander