Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 Church Directory
St. Cloud Financial Credit Union teamed up with the St. Cloud Rox baseball team to raise over $9,000 at last week’s Military Appreciation Night. The money was donated to Becker’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization with BTYR President Kent Graning and Treasurer Conrad Gardner receiving (holding) the check. (Submitted Photo).

SCFCU comes through for Becker’s BTYR

Becker’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) committee received a huge boost from the St. Cloud Financial Credit Union last week, as the company donated $9,400 to the local Veteran’s organization.

SCFCU teamed up with the St. Cloud Rox baseball team for a Military Appreciation Night, and the team jerseys were auctioned off as part of the promotion.  All the proceeds went to Becker’s chapter of BTYR, and organization President Kent Graning was extremely grateful.

“We want to thank the St. Cloud Financial Credit Union, as they are really supportive of military causes, as well as first responders,” Graning said.  “For this event, they teamed up with Advantage One Insurance so we are appreciative of their support.”

Graning and his organization have found multiple ways to support active duty service personnel, their families, and area Veterans throughout the years.

One of their biggest projects was accomplished recently, as they were able to completely remodel a new bathroom for an area disabled Veteran to make it accessible for his physical needs.

“We’ve done a lot of lawn mowing in the past and some smaller random projects as well,” Graning noted. 

Graning said the Becker Lions and other organizations have been amazingly generous in providing funding, and one of the goals of the committee is to make sure military families and Veterans are aware that the organization stands ready to help.

“We want to make people aware that we are here to help and all they need to do is ask,” Graning added.  “People can reach out and there’s a lot we can do . . . sometimes we can help to get them back on track.”

Whether it’s helping with medical bills, visits to the doctor’s office, or other items, the committee has built a great network of supporters who can assist.

Becker’s chapter of the BTYR meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pebble Creek (they will revert to meeting at City Hall once the renovations are complete).  

Military families and Veterans are encouraged to reach out to Graning if they need assistance, with the easiest being via email at

“We know there’s people out there that need help, but they just don’t ask,” Graning said.  “We want people to reach out to us.”