Support Available for Service Members and their Families

Here you will find community members in your area willing to provided a variety of support services.  Select the service below to find contact information on community volunteers ready to provide assistance.

 Care Packages/Letters to Deployed Soldiers

Hugo Yellow Ribbon Network sends care packages to Deployed Military.  As of March, 2024, the YRN has sent over 88,000 pounds of care packages. If you have a service member deployed who would like to receive a care package, please contact YRN Chuck Haas at 651-247-0354. 

If you or your organization would like to partner with the Hugo Yellow Ribbon Network to send care packages, please contact YRN Chuck Haas at 651-247-0354.

Recent care package partners:
Forest Lake High School Rotary Interact 
Maple Grove BTYR
Beth El Synagogue
Royal Credit Union
Hall Foundation
McGough BTYR
C. G. Hill and Company
Brooklyn Park Rotary
White Bear Lake VFW Auxiliary 1782
Boy Scout Popcorn
Girl Scout Cookies
Tom Hokr
European Roasteries, Tom Dotray
First Responder Special Teams 

 Plumbing Repairs

Military Friendly Plumbers:

  1. Paul the Plumber
    White Bear Lake, MN
  2. Edward's Plumbing
    Cottage Grove, MN
  3. White Bear Plumbing
    White Bear Lake, MN

 Automotive Repair

Military Friendly Auto Repair:
  1. TGK Automotive
    Hugo, MN
  2. North County Auto Body
    Hugo, MN
  3. Trinity Automotive
    White Bear Lake, MN

 Appliance Repair

Military Friendly Appliance Repair

  1. Bilder Appliance
    Forest Lake, MN


Military Friendly Electricians:

  1. Dick Kirtland
    Kirtland Electric
    3274 Highway 61 N
    Vadnais Heights, MN  55110
    Ph: (651) 704-9338


Funding Sources for Emergencies:

  1. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, contact your Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist or your Airmen Family Program Manager.
  2. For Veterans, contact your local County and Veteran Service Officer


Provide Yellow Ribbon Network patrol checks upon request to the homes of deployed soldiers. 
Washington County Sheriff's Department
15015 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN  55082
Office phone 651-439-9381