Last Thursday (January 16) I had the honor of presenting a briefing to the Southwest Twin Cities Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Coalition (SW-BTYR) at the Hopkins City Hall. If you are unaware of BTYR, it is a Minnesota program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting servicemembers and their families with community support. SW-BTYR covers the cities of Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park.
SW-BTYR is a natural partner for ESGR given the interaction of its members with both servicemembers in the community and their civilian employers. Consequently, I briefed the SW-BTYR representatives on the resources and services provided by ESGR, the rights provided by USERRA, and the veteran/servicemember employment services provided by the “Hero 2 Hired” program (H2H.jobs).
Mary Brindle signed an ESGR Statement of Support on behalf of SW-BTYR, which will hang in the Raspberry Room at the Hopkins City Hall, as a testament to the support they provide our Reserve Component servicemembers and their civilian employers.
Pictured above are Mary Brindle, accepting the signed Statement of Support, and community representatives/members Liz Jordan, Jocelyn Northenscold, Jack McKernan, Ray Moonen, Pete Colarich, Jason Gadd, and Heather Shue.
Thank you SW-BTYR for the support you are providing to our servicemembers.