Support Siouxland Soldiers Earns Project Homefront Award – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.
They’ve boxed and shipped hundreds of care packages, but Support Siouxland Soldiers is about more than just a present in the mail. It’s a group that has turned to each other for help when their spouse, parent or friend has gone overseas.
“They’re opening their packages and sharing items. If someone needs a toothbrush, they’re like throwing it across the room, saying ‘here take a toothbrush,'”
Sandy Fleck joined the group because she wanted to find a way to help her son Tanner, but it’s now the fun she has during the get togethers that keeps her going.
“Oh, everybody is in a great mood. We’re hustling and bustling. You can put in all their favorite things. If you want to put in a box of beef jerky, because that’s their favorite, then perfect.”
Many of the soldiers, including Shawn and Tanner, are back from the middle east. As a result, Support Siouxland Soldiers is refocusing its purpose. The group will still make care packages every other month, but their goal is to offer fun activities for military families.
For more on that, log onto their web site at supportsiouxland soldiers.com.
Support Siouxland Soldiers Holds Brown Bag Drive For Deployed So – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.
Over 300 deployed soldiers from the area will soon be getting a surprise, and they’ll have many of you to thank.
Support Siouxland Soldiers held a drive today at the Southern Hills Hy-Vee. They collected hygiene products, food and other goods from Hy-Vee shoppers.
A lot of the soldiers will be coming home in July, so, in honor of Armed Forces Day today, Support Siouxland Soldiers decided to end their stint with a bang.
Brittany Dekker of Support Siouxland Soldiers said, “It’s been awesome, we have an entire car load of stuff so a lot of people have come out and shown their support for these men and women that are deployed, it really means a lot to us.”
Starting at 6:30pm on June 2nd, the group will be packaging the donations at the Armory by the Sioux Gateway Airport and then sending them out.
Anybody is welcome to come and help. You can also specialize a package for a particular soldier.
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Thank you, Tires Tires Tires and the Siouxland Community for helping us pack and send $10,000 worth of supplies and snacks to our Siouxland Service Members deployed overseas!!
Support Siouxland Soldiers is a community non-profit (501c3) organization whose mission is to support members of the Armed Forces, past and present, their families and the Siouxland community. The primary means of our mission is to send packages to deployed military personnel, host family-friendly monthly events and by partnering with Siouxland businesses, schools, churches and organizations to bring support to the four thousand – plus members of the Armed Forces and military families of the Siouxland area.
Increasing the morale of the troops during deployment by sending Care-Packages is the core and origin of Support Siouxland Soldiers mission. We’ve organized “Care Pack” events every other month since 2007 and to date have sent over four thousand care-packages. This is made possible through partnerships with community businesses, organizations, churches and schools that help us provide snack and hygiene items which are included in the care – packages, as well as providing all of the materials and postage for shipping . We ship care – packages to all branches of the Armed Forces and invite families to customize care-packages for their specific service member.