Adopt a Service Member
Here is how YOU can help a Service Member from Isanti County. Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and local Military Support groups are collecting items to be sent overseas to the men and women in the military. The following partial list is a suggestion of items that are needed/wanted by service members: Magazines eg. (firearms, sports, activity), eye drops (Visine), contact friendly eye drops too, snacks, protein bars, trail mix, beef jerky, chapstick. Female service members especially like: Feminine products, movies of any kind, craft kits, emery boards, coloring books with colored pencils (crayons melt). Males like: beef jerky, salsa & chips, good coffee, such as Caribou and Dunkin Doughnuts, dental floss/pics, toothpaste/toothbrushes, and soap.
The United States Post Office has a program to mail these items overseas for a discounted rate. Please drop off the items to be sent overseas at the following location: Veteran's Affairs Office in the Government Center 555 18th Ave SW Cambridge. If you wish to donate cash or the cost of postage, please include a check made out to Isanti County with "Beyond The Yellow Ribbon" in the memo line.
Also any cash donations you want to make to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon please make the check out to Isanti County, then write in Beyond the Yellow Ribbon in the memo line and the funds will be credited to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Isanti.