Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Austin to host formal dinner for National Guard soldiers; Donations are requested

Published 8:24 am Friday, November 16, 2018

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Austin is hoping to support the Austin National Guard, and is seeking donations to uplift their holiday spirit.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, BYRA is hosting a formal dinner at the Austin Armory for 150 soldiers and their guests. BYRA requests donations (whether monetary, a physical item or service gift) as a way to thank military service members. The organization is asking the public to bring their gift to the Chamber of Commerce by Nov. 28 at noon and deliver the items to Pam Hollrah-Asleson of BYRA. Checks can be made out to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Austin and it would be converted to Chamber Bucks, gift cards or cash.

Donors would be listed in the program and announced at the dinner as items are distributed. A receipt for the monetary work of the donation to BYRA would be provided for tax purposes. A drawing at the dinner will help distribute the gifts with a goal that each soldier receives something for the holidays.

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Those who have additional questions can reach out to Asleson at 507-481-4469 via text. Individuals can also contact Asleson to arrange pick ups of gifts by Nov. 28.