Support Siouxland Soldiers Send More Care Packages – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Support Siouxland Soldiers Send More Care Packages – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

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: KCAU-TV.com

Support Siouxland Soldiers Sends Love Overseas – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

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.