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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – Community of Hastings

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – is a program that has been developing since October 2008. The focus of this program is to assist our local military service members, veterans and their families during and after their service to our country.

veterans of foreign wars letter

support for veterans in crisis
Every day, about 22 veterans take their own lives, a rate that is about 20 per cent higher that the Department of Veterans Affairs 2007 estimate. If you or someone you know is in crisis, connect now with qualified caring resources through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or test. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8755 and Press 1, chat online or sent a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for the deaf and hard of hearing is available.

Transition from Service to College
For veterans, making the transition from military to college life can be difficult, with stressors from anxiety to simply fitting in. Ten issues that men and women who have gone from the service to college are: Post-Military Identity; Making Everyday Decisions; Stress/Anxiety Disorders; Getting Involved; Feeling Safe; Paying Tuition; Getting Academic Credit for Military Experience; Relating to Younger Students; Boredom; and Physical Disability. What issues do you have?

Azule Staffing, a Service Connected Disabled Veteran Small Business (SCVOB), is the premier provider of staffing solutions in all industries on a Direct Hire, Temp to Hire, and Temporary basis. Azule Staffing offers candidates and companies experienced, professional recruiting and placement services. They specialize in finding outstanding candidates at premier companies and organizations.  You can them at the above link or give them a ring at (952) 956-4550.

letter from mayor paul j. hicks

Our Services

To provide and organize a functional and sustainable networks of support represented by key elements of the community including: Businesses/Employers, Clergy, Elected Officials, Educators, Medical Service Providers, Public Safety, Law Enforcement, Social Service Providers, Veterans Organizations, Youth & Volunteer Organizations, Media and etc. Some examples are serving as a mentor, interviewing and hiring a veteran, providing common household services, and much more!

Challenges
Even though, the community has only a few requests for assistance since the first deployment, we must stand“Fast and Ready” to assist and unite for the purpose of proactively supporting Servicemembers, veterans, and their families. If any agency, organization, resource or employer would like to proactively support Servicemembers, veterans, and families, please contact me
 
One of the greatest challenges, some of our families in the communities may be facing are difficult relationships, mental health, substance abuse, unemployment, financial, or legal issues. We would ask our military families to utilize the resources at the Rosemount Family Assistance Center, (651) 282-4748 or the community network

Events

Quarterly Community Meeting, 2nd Thursday of the month (March, June, September, December) 7 p.m., Nelson Lucking American Legion Post 47, 30 Sibley
Last Monday in May, Memorial Day, Minnesota Veterans Home, Roadside Park, Soldier and Sailors Cemetery, Veterans Memorial on the Levee.  
November 11th, Veterans Day hosted by community Veterans Service Organization and by Hastings Public School District.


Connect with the Community Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Team

United Way of Hastings Dean W. Markuson, Community Leader
119 2nd Street West 436 Tiffany Drive
Post Office Box 353 Hastings, Minnesota 55033
Hastings, Minnesota 55033 (651) 438-2208
(651) 438-3337 deanrvnvet@aol.com
mari@unitedwayofhastings.org  

Resources: City Proclaims:
Community Resource Guide Appreciation of Company C, 834th Aviation Support Battalion
Volunteer Sign up Form Appreciation of and welcome home of 34th infantry
  Beyond the Yellow Ribbon - Community of Hastings
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon - Honoring Military Youth
  Beyond the Yellow Ribbon - A Day of Remembrances
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