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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
by sponsoring a Military family. A gift of only $25 will help provide four holiday dinners, a box of groceries and gifts for a Siouxland Military family.
1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste 102
[Sioux City, IA] – In honor of Veteran’s Day, Support Siouxland Soldiers is partnering with the American Red Cross, the Elks Club and Operation Engage America to provide a little “Help on the Homefront” for our Siouxland Veterans and Military families. Operation Warming Hearts will take place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr.
All Veterans and Military families are invited to attend this free event which will provide a free dinner, a box of groceries, winter gear for Military kids and a resource fair.
Volunteers may use this link to sign-up to help during the event: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B48A8AD2CA4F94-operation
For more information please email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
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.
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
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 email@example.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!
In 2010 Support Siouxland Soldiers created a Financial Emergency Grant Fund and a Housing Assistance Fund to help our Siouxland Veterans who need us the most.
The Financial Emergency fund is a one-time emergency grant up to $300 that can be used for:
- Travel expenses for a wounded Veteran or visiting spouse
- Emergency Home Repair
- Emergency Vehicle Repair
- Medical Emergency expenses
Click here to download application SSS Grant Application – 2016 (Must be a resident of Woodbury, Union, Dakota or Plymouth County)
The Housing Assistance Fund is a one-time grant to help with rent, mortgage or utility payments. This fund has been placed in the care of the Community Action Agency of Siouxland. They are the fiscal agent for Support Siouxland Soldiers. In addition to managing our bookkeeping and tax reporting they assist us in processing applications for veterans that are homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless. If you are a Veteran in need of this assistance, please call and make an appointment at (712) 274-1610. Located at: 2700 Leech Ave, Sioux City, IA
Below are a list of additional services and resources provided by the Community Action Agency of Siouxland:
Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
TBRA is a subsidized rental assistance program that provides assistance to individual households to help them afford the housing costs of market-rate units. TBRA programs help individual households, rather than subsidizing particular rental projects. Clients are able to participate in the program for 1 year unless they decide to accept other subsidized housing assistance prior to the year ending—if the household no longer wishes to rent a particular unit, the household may take its TBRA and move to another rental property, but there are certain rules and guidelines that apply. The level of subsidy is based upon the income of the household. Generally the monthly rental assistance payment is approximately 30 percent of the monthly adjusted family income. The Tenant is responsible for paying the Landlord any portion of the rent that is not covered by the TBRA rental assistance payment.
Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy, we administer the ICARE program. MidAmerican customers make a donation to help others pay a portion of their heating bills; 25% of the donation is matched by MidAmerican. We distribute the contributions to those in need of help with their energy bill.
Our Community Services Department is our first point of contact for people who come to us for help. The Community Action Agency of Siouxland began administering the General Assistance program for the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors in August 2003. Households receiving help from the General Assistance program must be at or below 100% of Federal Poverty guidelines. The program can assist families with a portion of heating or water utilities, burials, medical expenses, rent or mortgage payments, bus tokens, cab fare or a one way bus ticket.
Angel Cars is an initiative to refurbish and distribute donated autos for the sole purpose of liberating and empowering single parents that are lacking accessible transportation by giving them ownership of their own vehicles.
Employees of the Community Action Agency of Siouxland contribute to the WeCare program that allows us to help families with emergencies. We often get requests for assistance that the programs we administer aren’t designed to assist with. The WeCare program allows us to help someone that needs just a little extra help.
Support Siouxland Soldiers
We are the fiscal agent for Support Siouxland Soldiers. We assist the organization in processing applications for veterans that are homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless by providing assistance with rent, mortgage and utility payments.
The Des Moines Register operates the Embrace Iowa campaign. The paper publishes a series of articles that feature low-income families. Donations are distributed to the 18 Community Action Agencies in Iowa.
Holiday gifts & special projects
Through generous donations from churches, businesses, schools and individuals the Community Action Agency is able to provide clients with a merrier Christmas. Children are provided with toys while some families receive all the food needed to provide a wonderful Christmas or Thanksgiving meal.
Garden of Love (garden seeds)
Interfaith Resources collects and donates packages of garden seeds to our agency each spring. These seeds are made available to anyone that would like them to plant their own flower and vegetable gardens.
Participate in Up From the Earth
Up from the Earth is a voluntary system for connecting excess produce from home gardens to people in need. The program encourages home gardeners to “grow an extra row” and facilitates the gathering and distribution of excess fruits and veggies to those in need through existing food pantries. The Community Action Agency’s George J. Williams Memorial Food Bank is one of the food pantries that receives food from the Up From The Earth program.
Federal money for the Energy Crisis Intervention Program allows us to assist people at or below 150 percent of poverty. We can help by providing furnace repairs or replacements, by weatherizing homes or other necessary energy related items.
If you are a Veteran in need of this assistance, please call and make an appointment at (712) 274-1610. Located at: 2700 Leech Ave, Sioux City, IA ·
Veterans and Military Families, Join us the day before Armed Forces Day for Free Donuts, Waffles & Coffee on Friday, May 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102.
email firstname.lastname@example.org Please invite and SHARE with your fellow Veterans and Military Families!
Join us for some of the Best food in town and support our Siouxland Troops on Tuesday, May 31 from 4-10 p.m.! Just print and bring in the posted flyer and 10% of your meal will be donated to Support Siouxland Soldiers where 100% of the proceeds stay local and help support our Siouxland Veterans and Military families! We will be there selling t-shirts and sharing information about all of our great events, programs and services! Don’t forget to tag, invite and share with your friends and bring the coupon! We’re looking forward to a great night of FUN, FRIENDS & Delicious FOOD! See ya there!
[Sioux City, IA] – Softball for Armed Services Tournament
Floyd Softball will host the 2nd Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament Saturday, June 11 and Sunday June 12 at Chautauqua Park fields in Sioux City, IA. Teams from across the Midwest are invited to compete with 100% of the tournament proceeds being donated to Support Siouxland Soldiers, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance, free groceries and care-packages to our Siouxland Veterans, deployed Troops and Military families.
Saturday evening will include a special ceremony to honor our Siouxland Veterans with great food, music, raffles, prizes, kids carnival, bouncy houses, IZZON Photo Booth and more. The grill and concessions will also be available all weekend with specials and Military discounts.
The cost to register a team is $125 (100% of the proceeds will benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers) To register a team please visit floydsoftball.com for details or call 279-0248 or email Rita email@example.com Deadline to register is Friday, June 6, 2016.