Thank You to our Holidays for Heroes Sponsors!

We also want to Thank Everyone who participated in our end of the year Holidays for our Heroes event! Because of you we were able to brighten the Holidays for over 600 Veterans and Military families!

This event would not be possible without the hundreds of people who come together to Support and Honor our Veterans and their families! We want to give a Huge shout-out to all of the Volunteers who have helped put this together (over 100!) to all of the Liberty Elementary Staff for hosting us, MRHD for your sponsorship, all of the donors who give (none of this would be possible without you), the Micah Project & Pastor LIl for the warm clothing, ISEA & Northwest AEA for your sponsorship, Thrivent Financial (Keith & Pam Bales), Dollar Tree, Operation Homefront, Sulzbach family and Ron Wyatt for donating and bringing all of the toys over, Elks Lodge for the new coats, gloves and hats for the military kids, Deans Foods for 14 cases of Chocolate milk, Milk, OJ & Egg Nog, the Food Bank and Tyson for your partnership to distribute meat and groceries, Jenn Sparr for 50 homemade French Silk Pies!! (Her mixer broke so she made them by hand!) Operation Engage America and Lisa Naslund, for organizing the resource fair so that Veterans can meet face-to-face with representatives from each service organization/agency, All of the Service Organizations who participate and setup a table at the event, Woodbury County Sheriff Dept. for directing traffic and providing security, Siouxlandrocks.com for the rock painting projects, Contemporary Dance Studio for the dance performances, Mavis for the quilts, Jenny Martins for her countless hours collecting dog treats and toys from local businesses for all of the therapy dogs in attendance!, Goodwill for donating the grocery boxes, all of the past and present Board of Directors of Support Siouxland Soldiers for your leadership and passion to honor and serve our fellow Veterans and Military families every single day for the last 11 years and last but most importantly Thank you to all of our Veterans and Military families for your selfless service and sacrifices so that we may all be free to enjoy the Holidays together in the greatest Nation in the World! Merry Christmas & God Bless the USA! #Neverforget

 

 

 

2018 Holidays for Heroes Event

Support Siouxland Soldiers is hosting their 11th Annual Holidays for Heroes Event on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m at Liberty Elementary. This is a free Holiday event for Veterans and Military families and includes a holiday meal, groceries, gifts, clothing, rock painting, a resource fair and music!
Click here for free tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-holidays-for-heroes-event-tickets-52842836346

Event Includes:

  • Hot Holiday Meal provided by Support Siouxland Soldiers
  • Grocery distribution provided by Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Food Bank of Siouxland
  • Holiday gifts provided by Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Dollar Tree
  • Warm clothing provided by the Micah Project
  • Rock Painting by the Original Siouxland Rocks
  • Resource Fair organized by Operation Engage America
  • Holiday Music
  • Thank you to our event sponsors: Liberty Elementary, Northwest AEA, Iowa State Education Association and the Dollar Tree

Volunteers can sign-up to help here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b48a8ad2ca4f94-holidays2

Support Siouxland Soldiers Receives Donation from the American Legion Post 376 Dakota City

Sioux City, Iowa – On 31 October, American Legion Post 376, Dakota City, NE presented a check for $500.00 to Sarah Petersen, Director of SUPPORT SIOUXLAND SOLDIERS, at the Waffles for Warriors event this morning in Sioux City, IA. The donation was in appreciation for the help and support provided to local military veterans and their families. Pictured with Ms. Petersen are Post 376 members Ray Ramirez, Commander David Foreshoe, and Larry Armbright,

Support Siouxland Soldiers is a local non-profit (501c3) that provides care-packages, food assistance and hosts over 24 support events each year for Siouxland Veterans and Military families. For more information visit SupportSiouxlandSoldiers.com To become a volunteer please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

Support Siouxland Soldiers began in 2007 and has provided:

·  5,500 care-packages to the Siouxland deployed troops;

·  Served 2,500 hot meals for Veterans and their families each year

·  150,000 lbs of groceries and food assistance

·  24 support events each year;

·  monthly free Waffles for Warriors events

·  Christmas gifts and dinners to over 600 Veterans and Military families each year

Seven Upcoming Events!

50th Anniversary of the Mobilization of the 2nd Mech
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Social 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.
3200 2nd Mech Dr. Sioux City
RSVP by Sept. 10 with names of guests
Send check for $10.00 per person to 2nd Mech 50th Reunnion
and send to 3200 2nd Mech Dr. Sioux City, IA 51111
For more information please call Bill Anderson @ (712) 490-5043

Waffles for Warriors
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102
Free event includes a full breakfast of Waffles, eggs, sausage plus groceries and hygiene items.

Free Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct. 13
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lakeport Commons, Sioux City
Event includes kids activities, food, music, jumpy houses, games, candy, face-painting, Siouxlandrocks.com Rock painting, crafts and more! Bring your entire family and come in costume!

Support Siouxland Soldiers Dinner & Groceries Event
Monday, October 15, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Long Lines Family Rec Center, 401 Gordon Dr.
Free event includes hot dinner, groceries, resource fair, winter clothing and

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Waffles for Warriors
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102
Free event includes a full breakfast of Waffles, eggs, sausage plus groceries and hygiene items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock 4 Vets Concert
Sunday, Nov. 11
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Free for Veterans and Military

Support Siouxland Soldiers 2018 Holidays for Heroes event
The Support Siouxland Soldiers 2018 Holidays for Heroes event has been scheduled for Thursday evening, December 13, 2018 @ Liberty Elementary. More details to come. This free event includes a catered broasted Chicken Dinner meal, holiday groceries, clothing, Holiday gifts for the Military kids in attendance and resource fair.

Eight Upcoming Events for Veterans and Military Families!

To receive email updates about events and services for Siouxland Veterans and Military families, please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

You be the Judge! BBQ Competition & Tasting to Benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Castle Pub, 4400 Singing Hills Blvd.
You be the Judge! Join us to sample some of the Best Pork Ribs in the Midwest! Teams will begin seasoning and smoking Saturday morning. We need you to decide the winner! Tasting and judging begins at 3:00 p.m. Only $8 for 10 ribs, Live music at 7:00 p.m. Winning team receives $500!
Proceeds benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers food assistance program for Siouxland Veterans

Military Kids Rock Event!
Sunday, September 9, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste 102
Military kids ages 2-10 who have a parent actively serving in the military
Includes a free Usborne Military Children’s book, Rock painting with Siouxland Rocks & Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes, Usborne Books Storytelling & Book Fair, Snacks provided by Carpet One and Isegenix.
Limited Seating: Register at https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/FHL7bRDn

Military Tent and Convoy of Hope Event
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cook Park, 520 W. 5th St. Sioux City
Free Convoy of Hope event will provide groceries, hot lunch, children’s shoes, health services, kids zone, job and career services, family portraits, haircuts, Veteran services and prayer.

50th Anniversary of the Mobilization of the 2nd Mech
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Social 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.
3200 2nd Mech Dr. Sioux City
RSVP by Sept. 10 with names of guests
Send check for $10.00 per person to 2nd Mech 50th Reunnion
and send to 3200 2nd Mech Dr. Sioux City, IA 51111
For more information please call Bill Anderson @ (712) 490-5043

Waffles for Warriors
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102
Free event includes a full breakfast of Waffles, eggs, sausage plus groceries and hygiene items.

Support Siouxland Soldiers Dinner & Groceries Event
Monday, October 15, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Long Lines Family Rec Center, 401 Gordon Dr.
Free event includes hot dinner, groceries, resource fair, winter clothing and more

Waffles for Warriors
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102
Free event includes a full breakfast of Waffles, eggs, sausage plus groceries and hygiene items.

Support Siouxland Soldiers 2018 Holidays for Heroes event
The Support Siouxland Soldiers 2018 Holidays for Heroes event has been scheduled for Thursday evening, December 13, 2018 @ Liberty Elementary. More details to come. This free event includes a catered broasted Chicken Dinner meal, holiday groceries, clothing, Holiday gifts for the Military kids in attendance and resource fair.

Next Four FREE Events!

Veterans and Military Families, Join us for these four free events! 
Waffles for Warriors – Wed. Aug. 29
Wed. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. @ Support Siouxland Soldiers
Military Kids Rock Event – Sun. Sept. 9
Sun 1:30 – 3:00 PM @ Support Siouxland Soldiers
Click here to Register

Military Tent @ Convoy of Hope – Sat. Sept 15
Sat 10 AM – 2PM @ Cook Park
 
Waffles for Warriors – Wed. Sept 26
Wed. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. @ Support Siouxland Soldiers

Thank You to Those Who Made this Event Possible

Join us for a free public screening of the new Afghan documentary, ‘Trauma’ at the Sioux City Orpheum. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and the 90 min. film will begin at 6:00 p.m.

We would like to thank the Orpheum Theatre for donating their beautiful venue for this event.

We would also like to thank the film producer, The Colony for donating their film rights for tonight’s screening. This film was funded through Kickstarter. If you’d like to support this film and their great work in sharing these Veterans’ stories, please make a donation here: https://www.paypal.me/traumafilm

Thank you to all of the Veteran Service Organizations who are participating in this event including:

185th Yellow Ribbon Program – Loni Kuhlman
113 CAV Iowa National Guard Family Support – Jacquie Adams
Iowa Workforce  – Shawn Vodenik
Iowa Transitional Assistance – Billy Foley
Operation Engage America – Lisa Nauslund
Vet Center – Mary Jordan – Amber Martin
Woodbury County Veterans Affairs – Nick Nieman
Support Siouxland Soldiers – Sarah Petersen

Stand Down Event, August 24

All Veterans, Service Members and their Dependents are invited to attend the Veterans Stand Down Event on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Long Lines Rec Center, 401 Gordon Dr.

This free event will include on the spot assistance, a hot meal, grocery distribution, community housing referral, medical triage, readjustment counseling, clothing, legal assistance and more.

To Receive Info On Upcoming Events
Email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com
Facebook: Support Siouxland Soldiers
Call (712) 541-8020
Visit SupportSiouxlandSoldiers.com

Thank you to the event partners!

Iowa, Woodbury and Plymouth County Pork Producers
Wells Blue Bunny
Wells Fargo
Bimbo Bakeries
Food Bank of Siouxland
Micah Project
Vet Center
VA Hospital
Red Cross
and Support Siouxland Soldiers