Siouxland Veteran Resource Guide

Our goal is to connect Siouxland Veterans and Military families to their peers and local veteran service providers.  Click below for a 2-page PDF that lists contact information for 24 Siouxland organizations and agencies who provide services and resources to our Military community.

Click here to download the Siouxland Veteran Resource Guide. 

 

 

Our Upcoming Events:
Waffles for Warriors
Free breakfast and groceries
Wednesday, January 30
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers
1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste 102
Valentine Care-pack
Military families are invited to pack care-packages for their deployed loved one
Monday, February 6
6:00 p.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers
email your APO/FPO address to siouxlandtroops@gmail.com
Military Valentine Ball
Saturday, February 16
5:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Sgt. Bluff Community Center
$10 pp Click here for tickets
Waffles for Warriors
Free breakfast and groceries
Wednesday, February 27
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers
1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste 102

Sending our Troops some Love!

Help us send our Troops some Love for Valentine’s Day! We’re asking students to make hand-made Valentines to include in the care-packages.

To Sponsor a care-package click here! 

Military families are invited to pack and customize care-packages for their loved ones on Monday, Feb. 4th @ 6:00 p.m. at Support Siouxland Soldiers.

You may bring items to pack in the care-packages. We will supply the shipping materials and pay to ship the care-packages.

Please email your service member’s APO or FPO address to siouxlandtroops@gmail.com by Feb. 1, 2019.

 

 

Military Valentine Ball

Click here for tickets

Support Siouxland Soldiers will host their 2019 Military Family Valentine Ball on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Sgt. Bluff Community Center, 903 Topaz Dr. Sgt. Bluff, IA.

This event is open to all Active or Retired Service Members, Veterans and Military families. Dress up, bring the kids and grandchildren and let us treat you to a special evening you will all remember for years to come.

This special event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a social hour.  At 6:00 p.m. the American Legion Post 662 will present the Colors followed by a POW, MIA, KIA Remembrance Ceremony presented by the 185th Air National Guard.  Dinner will include a broasted chicken meal, sides and dessert bar. At 7:00 p.m. the dance floor, family photography, photobooth, kids crafts and activities will begin. The event will conclude at 9:00 p.m.

Dress code includes semi-formal, formal or dress uniform. A cash bar will be available and raffle tickets will be for sale for the chance to win gift baskets and prizes including a deluxe weekend cabin vacation, local restaurant gift cards, hotel stays, jewelry, massage gift certificates, sports and entertainment tickets, car washes, kids gifts and more!

Click here for tickets

$10 Individual Ticket
$30 Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children)
$40 Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 5 children)

All ticket sales are online. No need to print your tickets we will include your name on the guest list and check you in upon arrival.

Thank You to our Holidays for Heroes Sponsors!

We also want to Thank Everyone who participated in our end of the year Holidays for our Heroes event! Because of you we were able to brighten the Holidays for over 600 Veterans and Military families!

This event would not be possible without the hundreds of people who come together to Support and Honor our Veterans and their families! We want to give a Huge shout-out to all of the Volunteers who have helped put this together (over 100!) to all of the Liberty Elementary Staff for hosting us, MRHD for your sponsorship, all of the donors who give (none of this would be possible without you), the Micah Project & Pastor LIl for the warm clothing, ISEA & Northwest AEA for your sponsorship, Thrivent Financial (Keith & Pam Bales), Dollar Tree, Operation Homefront, Sulzbach family and Ron Wyatt for donating and bringing all of the toys over, Elks Lodge for the new coats, gloves and hats for the military kids, Deans Foods for 14 cases of Chocolate milk, Milk, OJ & Egg Nog, the Food Bank and Tyson for your partnership to distribute meat and groceries, Jenn Sparr for 50 homemade French Silk Pies!! (Her mixer broke so she made them by hand!) Operation Engage America and Lisa Naslund, for organizing the resource fair so that Veterans can meet face-to-face with representatives from each service organization/agency, All of the Service Organizations who participate and setup a table at the event, Woodbury County Sheriff Dept. for directing traffic and providing security, Siouxlandrocks.com for the rock painting projects, Contemporary Dance Studio for the dance performances, Mavis for the quilts, Jenny Martins for her countless hours collecting dog treats and toys from local businesses for all of the therapy dogs in attendance!, Goodwill for donating the grocery boxes, all of the past and present Board of Directors of Support Siouxland Soldiers for your leadership and passion to honor and serve our fellow Veterans and Military families every single day for the last 11 years and last but most importantly Thank you to all of our Veterans and Military families for your selfless service and sacrifices so that we may all be free to enjoy the Holidays together in the greatest Nation in the World! Merry Christmas & God Bless the USA! #Neverforget

 

 

 

2018 Holidays for Heroes Event

Support Siouxland Soldiers is hosting their 11th Annual Holidays for Heroes Event on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m at Liberty Elementary. This is a free Holiday event for Veterans and Military families and includes a holiday meal, groceries, gifts, clothing, rock painting, a resource fair and music!
Click here for free tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-holidays-for-heroes-event-tickets-52842836346

Event Includes:

  • Hot Holiday Meal provided by Support Siouxland Soldiers
  • Grocery distribution provided by Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Food Bank of Siouxland
  • Holiday gifts provided by Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Dollar Tree
  • Warm clothing provided by the Micah Project
  • Rock Painting by the Original Siouxland Rocks
  • Resource Fair organized by Operation Engage America
  • Holiday Music
  • Thank you to our event sponsors: Liberty Elementary, Northwest AEA, Iowa State Education Association and the Dollar Tree

Volunteers can sign-up to help here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b48a8ad2ca4f94-holidays2

Support Siouxland Soldiers Receives Donation from the American Legion Post 376 Dakota City

Sioux City, Iowa – On 31 October, American Legion Post 376, Dakota City, NE presented a check for $500.00 to Sarah Petersen, Director of SUPPORT SIOUXLAND SOLDIERS, at the Waffles for Warriors event this morning in Sioux City, IA. The donation was in appreciation for the help and support provided to local military veterans and their families. Pictured with Ms. Petersen are Post 376 members Ray Ramirez, Commander David Foreshoe, and Larry Armbright,

Support Siouxland Soldiers is a local non-profit (501c3) that provides care-packages, food assistance and hosts over 24 support events each year for Siouxland Veterans and Military families. For more information visit SupportSiouxlandSoldiers.com To become a volunteer please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

Support Siouxland Soldiers began in 2007 and has provided:

·  5,500 care-packages to the Siouxland deployed troops;

·  Served 2,500 hot meals for Veterans and their families each year

·  150,000 lbs of groceries and food assistance

·  24 support events each year;

·  monthly free Waffles for Warriors events

·  Christmas gifts and dinners to over 600 Veterans and Military families each year

Seven Upcoming Events!

50th Anniversary of the Mobilization of the 2nd Mech
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Social 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.
3200 2nd Mech Dr. Sioux City
RSVP by Sept. 10 with names of guests
Send check for $10.00 per person to 2nd Mech 50th Reunnion
and send to 3200 2nd Mech Dr. Sioux City, IA 51111
For more information please call Bill Anderson @ (712) 490-5043

Waffles for Warriors
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102
Free event includes a full breakfast of Waffles, eggs, sausage plus groceries and hygiene items.

Free Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct. 13
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lakeport Commons, Sioux City
Event includes kids activities, food, music, jumpy houses, games, candy, face-painting, Siouxlandrocks.com Rock painting, crafts and more! Bring your entire family and come in costume!

Support Siouxland Soldiers Dinner & Groceries Event
Monday, October 15, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Long Lines Family Rec Center, 401 Gordon Dr.
Free event includes hot dinner, groceries, resource fair, winter clothing and

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Waffles for Warriors
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102
Free event includes a full breakfast of Waffles, eggs, sausage plus groceries and hygiene items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock 4 Vets Concert
Sunday, Nov. 11
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Free for Veterans and Military

Support Siouxland Soldiers 2018 Holidays for Heroes event
The Support Siouxland Soldiers 2018 Holidays for Heroes event has been scheduled for Thursday evening, December 13, 2018 @ Liberty Elementary. More details to come. This free event includes a catered broasted Chicken Dinner meal, holiday groceries, clothing, Holiday gifts for the Military kids in attendance and resource fair.