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

Operation Engage America Event

Local organizations who serve Veterans are teaming up to provide food, support and resources to Siouxland Veterans and Military Families the day before Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 10  from 11:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr. Sioux City.

All Veterans and Military families are invited to attend this Free event. Support Siouxland Soldiers will provide a free lunch and a weeks worth of groceries. The Elks Lodge will provide brand-new free winter coats to Military children. Texas Road House will hand out free gift cards. Haircuts by Becky and Rumor Haz It will provide free haircuts; Main Street Massage will provide free massages and Wells Blue Bunny will provide free ice cream. Operation Engage America will provide resources about PTSD and TBI and over 20 Local Veteran-serving agencies will provide information about what resources are available to Veterans and Military Families.

Operation Engage America (OEA) OEA is a non-profit organization that provides support, awareness, education and resources to Veterans, Community Members and Their Families Living with PTSD and TBI and for Those in the Community Who Want to Support Them and be a Part of the Solution.

A few volunteers are needed to donate side dishes for the meal. This could include potato salad or pasta salad. Thank you to Cubby’s in the Dunes for preparing Pulled Pork sandwiches for the lunch and a private donor for donating sandwich buns, chips, Little Debbie cakes and paper ware.

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Operation Warming Hearts

Siouxland Veterans and Military Families are invited to attend a Free Event on Tuesday, Oct. 13Oct13OperationWarmingHearts2: Operation Warming Hearts, sponsored by Support Siouxland Soldiers, American Red Cross and the Elks Lodge 112, on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr. Sioux City, 51109. Doors will open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Free winter coats and winter gear will be provided to Military children in attendance. Free grilled hotdogs and brats, groceries, haircuts and massages will also be provided. (Please provide proof of Military service, first come, first served)

Volunteers are Needed to help pack food boxes from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and serve the meal and help carry out groceries to vehicles from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. We are also seeking donations of side dishes, coffee, lemonade drink mix and ice. Please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com if you are able to help.

Attached is a flyer for the Oct. 13 and Nov. 10 events.

Next Support Siouxland Soldiers Event

Veterans and Military Families please join us:

Tuesday, April 14
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Free groceries, Movie Passes and Charlie boy dinner.
Event location: American Red Cross 4200 War Eagle Dr.
Sioux City, IA

Dinner will be donated and prepared by Partners for Patriots

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