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Toys 4 Military Kids

Toys 4 Military Kids has partnered with Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon communities!  Please consider making a monetary donation or volunteering your time. Join us in honoring and thanking our military families for their many sacrifices. For more detailed information, please contact Mike Clark at 651-235-9181 or email msclark454@comcast.net. Toys 4 Military Kids was founded […]

Greenlight A Vet!

Greenlight A Vet, a nonprofit organization, is asking Americans to display a green light to honor veterans of military service. A green porch light or a green light in the window will be a sign of gratitude for veterans who have devoted years and energy—and sometimes blood—to serve the country. Green is the color of […]

Disability Benefits Expanded for Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. From 1953 to 1987, water sources at the base were contaminated with industrial solvents that are correlated with certain health conditions.  […]

Minnesota service members: Claim your 2011 military credit by October 15

The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone for service in 2011 will expire on Oct. 15, 2015. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding Minnesota service members to take advantage of the refundable tax credit before it expires. The department recently sent letters to 1,800 qualifying service members explaining how they can claim […]

Sign Up for Veterans Build Project

Celebrate and honor our nation’s service members by helping build a Habitat  for Humanity house on Veterans’ Day, Wednesday, November 11. There are opportunities to get involved in Blaine, St. Paul, and Shakopee. Recognizing that Veterans are disproportionately affected by housing challenges, Twin Cities Habitat launched this initiative in 2012 and soon earned Yellow Ribbon accreditation. In the […]

Unclaimed Funds: Worth Checking Out!

Don’t worry, this won’t cost you a penny. And you don’t even have to leave your chair. Go to the Department of Commerce website and search for their name at https://mn.gov/commerce/consumers/Unclaimed-Property/. A disproportionate amount of veterans and active military members have unclaimed funds. This makes sense if you think about it. Those serving in the military […]

Diffley Barbers Veterans Day Celebration!

Starting September 4 through November 30, Diffley Barbers, 4215 Nicols Rd. Eagan, will be donating $1 from each haircut to a wonderful local veterans charity, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, to support a local veteran and/or a veteran’s family in need. Spread the word to your family and friends. Stop on by for a quality haircut while supporting […]

Military Families Learning Network (MFLN)

The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) – a collaborative effort made up of Cooperative Extension family specialists and military family service professionals from DoD, branch services, and non-governmental organizations. MFLN’s purpose is to serve military family service professionals through engaged online communities which identify and make use of the highest quality, best practices, research-and evidence-based information, educational and curriculum […]