Support Siouxland Soldiers’ 2017 Holidays for Heroes Event Served over 500!

The Support Siouxland Soldiers 10th Annual Holidays for our Heroes event was held Thursday, December 14 at 6:00pm! The evening festivities included a live performance of Christmas music, a catered holiday meal, Gifts for all of the kids, coats, socks, gloves, hats and blankets, free haircuts, holiday groceries, a resource fair and more! Thank you to all of our partners, donors and over 100 volunteers who make this event possible! And Thank you To all of our Veterans and Military Families for your service, it is an honor to serve and celebrate you!

Waffles for Warriors

We had a great Waffles for Warriors event today! Everyone received a free breakfast of waffles, sausage, eggs, coffee, juice and milk and everyone left with a free pumpkin, a 10lbs. package of beef or chicken, Halloween chocolate and Girl Scout Cookies! Please email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering for one of our Waffles for Warriors events!

Suicide Prevention Webinars

Veteran suicide prevention webinars will be offered this week to help family and friends recognize signs of suicide, and ways communities can work together to prevent Veteran suicides.

Download the webinar slides here: SAVE Community 9.11.17 AJ

Download the Veteran Outreach Toolkit here: myVAoutreachToolkitPreventingVeteranSuicideIsEveryonesBusiness

This training will be delivered virtually via Adobe Connect to view slides and phone line to hear audio.

September 12, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/save6281/

September 13, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/save6281/

September 15, 11:00 – 12:00 pm
http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/save6281/

At the designated time, click on the Adobe link above and log in as “guest” with your full name (first, last).
In addition, you will need to dial in via phone to hear the presentation. Dial 800-767-1750; access code 43912#
Audience: This offering is for local communities, Veteran advocates, and community groups that support the needs of
Veterans.
Presenter:
Aimee Johnson, LCSW, Program Specialist, Public Private Partnerships (Detail), VHA Office of Mental Health and
Suicide Prevention

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!

 

Honoring All Who Served May 23

Veterans and Military Families, Thank you for your service! Please join us for a Free event, Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:30-7:00 p.m.! Support Siouxland Soldiers will provide a box of groceries for each family as well as a free BBQ dinner. There will be a resource fair and other resources available. Come catch up with your comrades and enjoy a Free BBQ!

 

2017 Softball for Armed Services Tournament

 

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Floyd Softball will host the 3rd Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament Saturday, June 10 and Sunday June 11 at the Floyd Softball Fields at Chautauqua Park 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 food, shelter, support and care-packages to our Siouxland Veterans, deployed Troops and Military families.

Saturday will include a special ceremony to honor our Siouxland Veterans with great food, music, raffles, prizes, kids games, 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 the Facebook page: Floyd Softball or Support Siouxland Soldiers for details or call 279-0248 or email Rita parkerfloyd618@gmail.com Deadline to register is Friday, June 6, 2016.

For more information about Support Siouxland Soldiers please visit www.supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com

2017 Cardinal Honor Run Becomes an Official Event of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

The second annual Cardinal Honor Run, a 10k, 5k and Fun Run/Walk, will raise funds to provide food, shelter and support for Veterans and Military families of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The Cardinal Honor Run is an official event of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood.

The event will kick-off the Cardinal Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. This fundraising event, sponsored by Siouxland Federal Credit Union and Cardinal Days, will begin and end at Scenic Park, Riverview Dr. in South Sioux City, NE and will cross over the Missouri River on the Veterans Memorial Bridge into Sioux City.

The registration fee to participate is $30 and includes an official Cardinal Honor Run t-shirt. Youth ages 12 and under are free and may have the option to purchase an event t-shirt for $8.00. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register early at CardinalHonorRun.com

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Siouxland Federal Credit Union, 3000 Plaza Dr. in South Sioux City, NE.

100% of the proceeds from this event will stay local and benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers, a non-profit organization that supports our local Veterans and Military families with care-packages, housing assistance and food assistance.

To sponsor the event and have your name or business name listed on the official event  t-shirt, please send your $100 check to Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102 Sioux City, IA 51104 or online donations are accepted at SupportSiouxlandSoldiers.com

 

BECOME A CARDINAL HONOR RUN SPONSOR!
Email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com or Call Sarah at (712) 541-8020.

Cardinal Honor Run Partnership Letter

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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