Group Wants Help Sending Care Packages to Local Soldiers

Group Wants Help Sending Care Packages to Local Soldiers – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA:

Next Care-Pack Event: Saturday, September 25th

Time: 11am-12 Noon
Location: 1-113th CAV Armory (by the airport, directions below)

You are invited to bring your friends and family and join us in packing care-packages for our Siouxland Soldiers who are away from family and friends. Because of a lot of returned care-packages, we are cleaning the slate. If you have not submitted your Soldier’s APO/FPO address within the last 2 months please resubmit their address. Thank you.
Bring photos, cards and extra goodies to customize a Soldier’s care-box then fill their package with items that have been donated from the Siouxland Community. Does your place of business offer a discount to military families? Email us and we will place a link to your company’s website from our Facebook Fan Page. Search: Support Siouxland Soldiers.

Patriot Club: We need:
2 volunteers to setup and run the book fair: price the books at either $.25 or $.75 cents
2 volunteers to setup tables at 9:30am
2 volunteers to construct boxes at 11am
2 volunteers to make sure boxes are full and include our card
2 volunteers to tape boxes shut
2 volunteers to help guests fill out their customs forms
2 volunteers to keep tables stocked
All volunteers can help put the care-pack items on the tables for packing

1-2 greeters that hand-out boxes

All Patriot Club Members who plan to attend, Please email me back with the station you’d like to be at.

1. Take the Sergeant Bluff exit coming from Sioux City (CR-D38 exit- EXIT 141)
2. Turn RIGHT towards the Airport onto 1ST ST / CR-D38 W.
3. 1ST ST / CR-D38 W becomes ODESSA AVE.
4. Before you enter the Airport area, Take your first LEFT onto HALSEY ST.
5. Take your first left onto OGDEN AVE / CR-D38.
6. Turn RIGHT onto HARBOR DR.

7. On Harbor Dr. you will drive past the 185th Air Guard entrance on your right, keep going straight, you will take a left at the National Guard Armory. (Tall Yellow building on your left) You will go through a security fence that will be open for the Care Pack Guests.
Support Siouxland Soldiers

Support Siouxland Soliders, At It Again – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA:

Support Siouxland Soliders, At It Again – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA:

With Christmas just weeks away, folks came together to send a little holiday joy overseas to our area soldiers.

Since several of our local soldiers won’t be home to open presents this holiday season, “Support Siouxland Soldiers” came together today to make care packages in an attempt to send a little piece of home to those fighting for our country.

Its an effort that Sioux Citian Alex Guggenmos thinks in necessary.

“It makes them feel like they’re at home because they get items that they probably have at they’re house like we’ve been sending granola bars and fruit snacks and stuff like that. ”

The packages are packed full with everything from everyday necessities to pictures and holiday cards.

Support Siouxland Soldiers Send More Care Packages – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA:

Support Siouxland Soldiers Send More Care Packages – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA:

Saturday folks packed boxes full of everyday necessities, friendly notes, and of course, a few goodies.

Deb Jernberg, says although they meet every other month to send these care-packages this month is extra special for her.

Monday is her son’s 21st birthday and his one year deployment date.

Although she won’t be able to celebrate with him,  she managed to get a hold of his box and slip in a few baby pictures, notes from his nephews and a few extra supplies to help make his twenty first birthday special.

“We love him, we miss him, and we are very proud of him, and he’ll be embarrassed. But we are, we’re very proud of him, we want what’s best…you always want what’s best for your kids.” said Jernberg referring to her son Kyle.

The Support Siouxland Soldiers organization plans to triple the amount of boxes they send out when they meet next around September 11-th for Patriot’s Day.

Support Siouxland Soldiers Sends Love Overseas – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA:

Support Siouxland Soldiers Sends Love Overseas – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA:

As Valentine’s Day approaches, for some Siouxland families, sending a card packed with love has more miles to travel this year.

That’s because it’s going overseas, to sons and daughters called to duty for the love of their country.

Support Siouxland Soldiers is at it again, packing up a little bit of love, for soldiers, fighting in the line of fire.

They’re the sights and sounds of support.

The Sioux City based group, Support Siouxland Soldiers is packing up these boxes with necessities, and sweets for Valentines Day.

The group puts together packages for almost every holiday, but this is Anita Collier’s first package.

Her son just landed in Kuwait yesterday.

Dawn Breece’s son caleb is also taking his turn overseas, he’s being deployed for a year.

“When I found out about this I was excited because there are so few things we can do for military, and since my son is in the army and he’s stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, I want to get involved and not only send things to him, but support the other soldiers,” says Breece.

Dawn says support by way of sweets, is the least they can do for the military men and women serving our country.

That’s why many of these family members are taking an hour out of their Saturday for packing for their soldiers, to make at least one day away from home a little easier.

Support Siouxland Soldiers wrapped up more than 50 boxes to be sent overseas within the next week.

Channel 9 KCAU-TV is a proud sponsor of Support Siouxland Soldiers.

Supporting the Siouxland Military Community

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.