Free Military Concert at Firehouse – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Free Military Concert at Firehouse – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

Firehouse is helping throw a live music concert Saturday night for Support Siouxland Soldiers. It’s a free event honoring Siouxland Soldiers past and present. There’s four local bands playing to show support to 350 of our local soldiers. There’s T–shirts for $15 which will fund care packages for military men and women who are deployed. And the more you drink, the better.

“Every drink sold tonight, fifty cents of it goes to Support Siouxland Soldiers,” said Brittany Dekker, Support Siouxland Soldiers.

On top of drink proceeds, the owner of Firehouse is matching the bartenders tips to donate to the organization.

“I wanted to give back to the soldiers. The soldiers are risking their lives for us and this is our chance to throw them one heck of a bash,” said Paul Andersen.

The party goes til 1 a.m.

Fast Food Chain Takes Quick Action to Support Local Troops – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Fast Food Chain Takes Quick Action to Support Local Troops – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

A restaurant chain is asking you to support our troops.

Wendy’s restaurants in Sioux City and South Sioux City are putting up collection sites for Support Siouxland Soldiers, who send care packages to troops deployed overseas.

And for one manager, there’s a person connection – his son is deployed to Afghanistan.

“Talking to my son, he just thinks it’s Christmas every time he gets a package. A lot of our family are sending packages directly to him. I mean you send him candy and he just goes nuts on it,” says Wendy’s Manager Patrick McKeever.

Patrick’s son is with the 113th Cavalry based in Sioux City.

The troops are in need of everything from beef jerky to batteries.

The packages go to all Siouxland soldiers, and the drive will continue until the soldiers come home.

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

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

Next Care-Pack Event: Saturday, September 26th

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.

Directions:
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
www.supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com

 

Local Group Sets Up Fallen Soldier Fund – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Local Group Sets Up Fallen Soldier Fund – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

SIOUX CITY – A Fallen Siouxland Soldier Fund has been set up by Support Siouxland Soldiers at Security National Bank. As grateful Americans, we want to express our appreciation to those who pay the ultimate price of death for our Country. We can never replace the loss of life, but we can honor the sacrifices of these American Heroes by providing for their families and remembering the price they paid.

100% of the funds raised will assist the families of those Siouxland Soldiers who have been injured or killed as a part of the Global War on Terrorism.

Donations can be made to: Fallen Siouxland Soldier Fund at any Security National Bank location or checks can be mailed to:

Fallen Siouxland Soldier Fund
Support Siouxland Soldiers
PO Box 5122
Sioux City, IA 51102.

The families of the fallen Siouxland Soldiers can apply for the funds by emailing info@SupportSiouxlandSoldiers.com.

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: KCAU-TV.com.

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.

Directions:
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
www.supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com

Free Minutes for Soldiers to Call Home from Overseas – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Free Minutes for Soldiers to Call Home from Overseas – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

Support Siouxland Soldiers buys 15,000 minutes for the Siouxland Soldiers to Call Home.  

SIOUX CITY – The Holidays are especially difficult for military families who are missing their loved one overseas. In an effort to connect the Soldiers with their Families, Support Siouxland Soldiers has purchased 15,000 calling minutes. The minutes are purchased through SPAWAR, which allows the Soldier to call home or any cell phone from their base.
To receive your calling card, please email your contact info to: info@supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com  Subject: Free Calls
Support Siouxland Soldiers is a non-profit organization that sends care-packages to the Soldiers and provides support for the families during their deployment. To make a donation to help support our Siouxland men and women of the Armed Forces, visit supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com or find us on Facebook.
Visit supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com to view photos and read letters from the Soldiers.
SPAWAR (pronounced SPÄ-WÔR) is one of three Department of Navy major acquisition commands. SPAWAR delivers higher-end Navy information technology products and services to the fleet and other Defense Department stakeholders.

Support Siouxland Soliders, At It Again – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Support Siouxland Soliders, At It Again – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

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.

Siouxland Swine Support One of Their Own – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Siouxland Swine Support One of Their Own – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

When soldiers overseas get a care package, it’s like getting a little piece of home. If its sent with the help of someone’s heart and soul– it means that much more.

Some big guys with some big hearts are working to do just that.

Rugby teams from all over the Siouxland area stopped in Sioux City today for some friendly matches and to raise money for Siouxland soldiers.

A cause near and dear to the Siouxland Swine as one of their own was recently deployed to Afghanistan.

The players of the Siouxland Swine rugby team can definitely stand the intensity of a match, but what about the pain?

“It wears off after a couple of days.”

Pain aside, there’s a reason these guys are pouring their heart and soul into every play.

“This is kind of a, more than special occasion for us this year because one of our players just got sent over to Afghanistan– just in the last month.” Says John Singer, VP of the Siouxland Swine.

The siouxland swine rugby team has held fundraising tournaments to benefit “support siouxland soldiers” in the past.

They never thought their efforts would benefit one of their own.

“It’s kind of one of those things, you never think it will happen to you.” Says Singer.

“Kevin Heineman, he’s a sergeant with the police department I believe and he got shipped off just a couple weeks ago, so we wanted to make it even more of a big event because it hit home a little bit.” Says Vern Helt with the Siouxland Swine.

Rugby isn’t a hugely popular sport in the area, but when a fellow rugger is going through a hard time, the comradery is there.

“They’re all supporting our country and they’re over there and everybody’s families are stuck here so I mean anything we can do and all pitch in to help out I definitely think we should do it. Sioux City has a rugger right now over in Afghanistan so I definitely feel that everybody came together in a group effort.” Says Rocky Welker, a former player for the Swine and current member of the University of South Dakota Rugby team.

Keeping their fellow rugger in mind, the Swine made it into the championship game. It’s a feet anyone can be proud of– but especially their teammate.

“He’s just proud of us and we gave him one of our jersey’s before he left and he said he’d wear it proud over there so now we’ve got a jersey overseas.” Says Helt.

the Siouxland Swine Rugby Tournament raised double what it made last year– they’re expecting to donate upwards of $3,000 to support Siouxland Soldiers.

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.