Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Creating a Community of Support

A Yellow Ribbon Community unites all areas within a community to create a comprehensive network that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, resources and employers for the purpose of proactively supporting Service members, military families, and Veterans.  

The Cities of Mendota Heights, Mendota and Lilydale merged with the West St. Paul Beyond the Yellow Ribbon to become the Northern Dakota County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. By combining resources, the organization hopes to increase assistance across a larger geographical area. Neil Garlock, a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, serves as the current chair.    

Businesses, volunteer organizations and other resource agencies are encouraged to get involved by contacting the organization at 651-259-2614 or visit the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon page

Quarterly Newsletters

Find the most recent and previous Yellow Ribbon Newsletter.

Volunteers Needed

NDC Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is seeking volunteers to help with the needs of military-connected individuals and families in Mendota Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, and West St. Paul. 

Opportunities include:

  • Light housework and seasonal yardwork such as raking, shoveling, snow blowing
  • Rides to and from VA appointments and other errands
  • Special event assistance
  • And more

If you are interested in volunteering please contact volunteer coordinators Ed or Neil at 651-259-2614.