Holidays for our Heroes Care-Pack Collection

Businesses, schools, churches, social organizations and families,

Hundreds of Siouxland Service Members will be separated from their families this Holiday Season as they serve all over the world. We are asking for the Siouxland Comunity to help us in sending our deployed Troops a “Taste of Home” for the Holidays. Please join us in collecting items like beef sticks, protein bars and drink mixes to be sent overseas! We also encourage kids to make Holiday cards and adults to write letters of support. Donations will also be accepted to help offset the cost of shipping the care-packages overseas. One care-package costs $17.35 to send and we plan to send over 200 care-packages! Please call (712) 541-8020 to schedule a drop-off of items at Support Siouxland Soldiers and thank you for your support!

 

Valentine Care-Pack

Do you have a deployed loved one and would like to send them some care-packages for Valentine’s Day? Join us Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to send your Soldier some Love! We are collecting items from the Community to go in the care-packages such as beef jerky, protein bars, tuna pouches and powdered drink mix. Help us collect items by organizing a food drive at your place of business, church, school or right at home! Download the collection flyer below to print and post with your collection box and email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com to schedule a drop-off time prior to Feb. 4. Also check out this Awesome PSA produced by Amanda, an Audio Engineering Student at Western Iowa Tech (there’s two versions of the commercial below) and keep your ears peeled for it on the radio! Now let’s rally your Troops to send some Love to the Siouxland Deployed Troops this Valentine’s Day!

Click here to download PDF of this collection flyer!valentinecollection

Support Siouxland Soldiers is asking Siouxland to collect items for 200 care-packages

PRESS RELEASE: Support Siouxland Soldiers Hosts Care-package Event to Support 200 Deployed Service Members

[Sioux City, Iowa] – With several groups of deployed Service Members from the Siouxland area, Support Siouxland Soldiers will be packing and sending up to 200 care-packages over the next several months. Support Siouxland Soldiers is asking for the Community’s support in collecting items to be included in the care-packages. Local businesses, churches, organizations and families are encouraged to collect items such as protein bars, tuna pouches, trail mix, baby wipes, crossword puzzles and more. Please see attached flyer.
Items may be dropped off at Support Siouxland Soldiers on Wednesday, July 27th between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Support Siouxland Soldiers is located at 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102. Sioux City, IA 51104 (Located next door to Contemporary Dance Studio and Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes) Or email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com for other drop-off arrangements.
Family members and friends of the deployed service members as well as volunteers will then be invited to customize care-packages for their loved ones. To receive more information about how you can send a care-package to a family member who is deployed please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com.
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June & July Events!

Email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com to join our mailing list and receive upcoming event notices like these:

Please join us for a Free event for Veterans, Military Families and the Siouxland Community this Saturday:
Operation Engage America Resource Fair
Saturday, June 18th
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Long Lines Center, 401 Gordon Dr.
See attached flyer
Support Siouxland Soldiers will be handing out gift cards to Veterans and is sponsoring speaker, Abigail Calkin, Author of “The Soul of My Soldier”
Additional Veteran serving organizations will also be in attendance.
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Please join us for Waffles for Warriors:
Wed. June 29
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers will provide free waffles and coffee for Veterans and their families at 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102
See attached flyer
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Free Baseball Clinic & Tailgate for Military families
Sponsored by Support Siouxland Soldiers
Saturday, August 20
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Free Tailgate for Military families prior to the game
Military vehicles provided by US Army Reserves
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Location: Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park, Home of the Sioux City Explorers

Call (712) 277-WINS to sign-up

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Mark your calendars for the next Grocery Event:
Stand Down Event – Sponsored by the VA and Vet Center
Friday, August. 26
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr.
Support Siouxland Soldiers will be distributing free groceries and gift cards. (First come, first served) Please provide proof of service. A meal will also be provided and additional Veteran serving organizations will be in attendance.
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Thrivent Financial & Explorer’s Heroes Game
Sunday, July 3rd
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Location: Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park, Home of the Sioux City Explorers

The evening will feature a post-game fireworks display by Lantis Fireworks; a game-worn camouflage jersey auction; Military humvee and equipment provided by the US Army Reserves; live performance of the National Anthem, along with an array of giveaways provided by Thrivent Financial and raffle items!
Adult Tickets begin at $8. For tickets call: (712) 277-WINS

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Rally for our Troops: Large Care-Pack Event!
With over 180 recently deployed Troops, Support Siouxland Soldiers is planning one of our largest care-pack events to date. While the event details are still in the planning stages, we need your help in collecting snacks and hygiene items to go into the packages. Download the attached flyer with a list of the most requested items that you can share with your employer, church, social group, family or friends! We want to see Siouxland Rally Up for our Troops! Take photos of what you’ve collected and share on our Facebook page at Support Siouxland Soldiers. If you have a deployed loved one, join us to help pack by emailing us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com Support Siouxland Soldiers will provide all of the shipping materials and will pay to ship the packages. Thank you for helping us honor and serve our Siouxland Veterans and their families at this great time of need!

Valentine’s for Veterans Event!

Valentine’s for Veterans! Military Families & Veterans – Please join us for a Valentine’s Event Tuesday, Feb 9 from 5:30-7:00 pm! We will be serving walking tacos and soup donated by Pizza Ranch, HyVee and Wendy’s, each family will receive a box of groceries, free haircuts for Veterans by Rumor Haz It, massages by Main Street Massage and free car wash gift certificates provided by Cubby’s at the Dunes!! Location: American Red Cross 4200 War Eagle Dr. Overflow parking will be at Earl May across the street from the Red Cross Building.

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Support Siouxland Soldiers – Holidays for our Heroes Event Dec. 15!

Holidays-for-Heroes-Facebook-ImagePlease mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 15 for our 8th Annual Holidays for our Heroes Event! We will be providing free gifts, groceries, a special dinner, haircuts, massages and more for Siouxland Veterans and Military families from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr. Please provide proof of service, first come, first served.

We are also looking for some special Patriotic Elves to donate new, unwrapped gifts for our Military kids this Christmas and side dishes and desserts for the Holidays for our Heroes event on Dec. 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Red Cross! Please Email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com if you, your church, your organization or business can help!

If you would like to volunteer, please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

Here are the Volunteer Opportunities:

*3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Fill Food Boxes (Need 10 Volunteers) *
– Fill boxes with donated and purchased food

*3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Meal Setup (Need 10 Volunteers)*
– Setup tables, make lemonade, set out food and paper products

*5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Take food out to vehicles (Need 5 Volunteers)

5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Meal Serving & Clean-up (Need 10 Volunteers)*

 

 

coffee-and-donutsVeterans and Active Military are also invited to join us for Free donuts and coffee on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 9-11 a.m. and have a seat at the table as we brainstorm ways to serve our Siouxland Veterans! Support Siouxland Soldiers is located on the first floor of the VA and Vet Center building at 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102 (Next Door to Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes).

Food for Veterans Event!

We want to give a HUGE Shoutout to all of the volunteers who helped with today’s event and the American Red Cross Serving Greater Siouxland, Operation Engage America, Food Bank of Siouxland, Cubby’s in the Dunes, the Elks Lodge, Main Street Massage, Rumor Haz It – Becky Leigh, Leed’s Beauty Salon – Kari Conrad, Sugar Shack Bakery, LeMars Community High School, the Woodbury County Sheriff’s dept., Wells Blue Bunny, Community Action Agency, the VA, The Vet Center, the Woodbury County Veterans Affairs Office, Family Alliance of Veterans Association, IowaWORKS – John Hessa, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation, Texas Road House, Tracy Quint with the Iowa National Guard and all of the agencies and businesses who participated today. But most of all we want to thank our Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices for our freedom! From all of us at Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Siouxland community we know that freedom is not free and we wish you a Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you for our Freedom.11140320_912582258797671_5743354555204034592_n 11215507_912582505464313_6980042984637654570_n 12191647_912527538803143_831721481728644333_n 12191908_912581952131035_8465247388937943993_n 12193662_912527565469807_7913642960479168229_n 12193730_912582448797652_9082636281211017766_n 12193829_912527652136465_2275835656700545967_n 12196200_912582162131014_414669470419363103_n 12208260_912582412130989_1245503178394639243_n 12208447_912527525469811_7476684809096560409_n 12208504_912582198797677_5044739372055684118_n 12208728_912582188797678_7349974377149098936_n 12208863_912582352130995_352233189509525812_n 12219344_912582242131006_7800784105854058565_n 12219401_912582032131027_5063184819517846646_n 12219485_912527578803139_8193545285332770309_n 12219579_912582478797649_7377176704258027612_n 12227163_912582278797669_5995538771519165264_n 12227210_912582222131008_5611745539751579759_n 12227728_912582108797686_6067115418768861926_n 12227831_912582148797682_3859630591672987429_n 12234911_912582305464333_5706225502930186663_n 12239561_912582332130997_7198588678289435877_n 12239590_912582092131021_5662302853067282567_n 12239862_912582378797659_7743222137214766973_n 12240101_912582045464359_7741522142849566982_n 12241212_912582492130981_7245648284990977642_n 12241696_912582065464357_424558078094786395_n 12243010_912581968797700_4967293571064148979_n

Valentine Care-Packages for the Troops!

1607052_616128965109670_996239842_nWe had a great evening on Monday, Feb. 10 packing Valentine  care-packages for the deployed Siouxland Troops and handing out Operation Date Night Gifts to over 280! Each couple received a Texas Road House gift card, a $10 Car wash from Cubby’s in the Dunes and two Free Movie Passes!