4th Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament – 2018

Floyd Softball will host their 4th Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24 at the Coca-Cola Fields at Chautauqua Park in Sioux City, IA.

Teams from across the Midwest are invited to compete with 100% of the tournament proceeds staying local and being donated to Support Siouxland Soldiers to provide food and housing assistance, emergency support and care-packages to our Siouxland Veterans and Troops.

Saturday will include a special ceremony to honor our Siouxland Veterans with great food, music, raffles, prizes, and more. The grill and concessions will also be available all weekend.

Thank you $100 Sponsors! 
Able Home Builders
CNOS PC
Farrell’s Heating & Air Conditioning
FiberComm
Goosmann Law Firm
IState Truck Center
J&J Fitting, LLC
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
Kay’s Sweets & Treats
McDonald’s of Siouxland
Meier Towing Service Inc.
Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes
PREMIER Bankcard
Renegade Combat Sports and Fitness LLC
Siouxland Optimist Club
Sooland Bobcat
Signs By Tomorrow

Register Your Team Here






Become a Sponsor

A $100 donation will get your company name on the back of the official tournament t-shirt as well as the Floyd Softball and Support Siouxland Soldiers Facebook pages and websites.






If you would like to donate a product or service to the auction or raffle please call Sarah at (712) 541-8020. Thank you for your support!

Volunteer

Click here to sign-up to Volunteer!  Join us for a fun, fund-raising event for Support Siouxland Soldiers while supporting our Siouxland Military! We are seeking 30 volunteers to work 3 hour shifts selling raffle tickets and announcing winners at the raffle tables at the 4th Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament.

Questions?

Call Rita at (712) 279-0248 or Sarah at (712) 541-8020

Support Siouxland Soldiers BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Siouxland Soldiers invites all Service Members, Veterans and Military families to attend our upcoming BBQ on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Long Lines Rec Center, Hall of Fame, 401 Gordon Dr.

This free event will include:

  • a BBQ supper of corn bread muffins and pork ribs smoked by Famous Dave’s
  • sides and desserts provided by the American Red Cross
  • a box of groceries provided by a partnership of Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Food Bank of Siouxland
  • free clothing and hygiene items provided by the Micah Project
  • and a resource fair organized by Operation Engage America!

We hope to see you all there!

Volunteers

Choose which shift you’d like to help with below:

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Volunteer to hand out groceries

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Pack grocery boxes and clothing setup

Help Support our Siouxland Veterans & Troops!

If you would like to make a secure, online and tax-deductible donation to help offset our Veteran support event costs, please click here. Thank you!

 

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!

 

BBQ For Veterans Serves 300!

10177436_651637528225480_9044215309550982720_nApproximately 300 Veterans and Military family members joined us at the Red Cross on Thursday, May 1 to kick off the summer with a BBQ, Free haircuts, massages, games, prizes, free groceries, hygiene items and fellowship! Thai Feast donated thousands of frozen asian-inspired entrees to the event to distribute amongst the Veterans. Each family took home a case of 6 meals along with an assortment of free groceries including frozen ground beef, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, rice, noodles and more! The event was a huge success and we can’t thank our volunteers and sponsors enough!

American Red Cross Serving Greater Iowa
Food Bank of Siouxland
Thai Feast
Rock Tenn
Hampton Inn
Ben Star
Calhoun Communications
Dawn and Dave Welch
Helen Moss,  Main Street Massage
Styles by Tiffany
Jr. Quota Club
New Hope Church of Moville
Cubby’s Convenience Store
Legion Axillary of Alton

Remembering our Deployed Troops and Serving our Veterans for Independance Day!

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Care-pack and Food For Veterans Event (30 Care-packages sent!)
June 27
Doors will open from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
514 Nebraska St. Sioux City

If you have a currently deployed service member, please join us!  Bring your service member’s address and pack them a special care-package of goodies. Feel free to bring photos and cards to include in the box. We will supply the snacks, shipping materials and pay all of the shipping fees.

If you have served and are in need of a little extra food for your family, please stop down and receive a box of free groceries.

4th-of-july-picnicTo honor our Veterans and Military Families for Independence Day, we will be handing out free Explorer’s tickets for the July 3rd baseball game with fireworks and free food vouchers! Support Siouxland Soldiers, Thrivent Financial and the Community Action Agency will promote their new project, the Siouxland Homeless Veterans Fund, at the game. Support Siouxland Soldiers is giving $9,000 to this project. We will also raise funds at the game with a Camo Jersey Auction! Donations will be supplemented by Thrivent Financial, Support Siouxland Soldiers and Community Action Agency programs! 100% of the proceeds raised will help homeless, or near homeless, Veterans. For more information, please visit: HomelessVeteranshttp://siouxlandhomelessveterans.com/

Thank you, Cherokee Regional Medical Center for their abundance donation of snacks and hygiene items for the care-packages! Thank you to Caribou Coffee for donating coffee for the care-packages. Thank you to Woodbury Country Veterans Affairs office for donating sleeping bags and misc. items for the Veterans. Thank you to Lori Risdal and the Beef Stick Lady for donating beef sticks! Thank you to the VFW for donating food to the Food For Veterans program! Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who make these events possible!

Last, but most importantly, Thank you to all who have served! We are so grateful for your service and dedication to our Country! Happy Independence Day! Our Freedom was not Free!

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Jobs for Veterans!

Support Siouxland Soldiers has recently been contacted by many Siouxland businesses who are looking to hire Veterans! As we are contacted, we will continue to update our list of job opportunities.

Click here for the most recent local career opportunities and information about our local Sioux City IowaWorks Veterans Services office.

 

IowaWORKS:
2508 4th St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Telephone: (712) 233-9030
Fax: (712) 277-8438
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays. 9:00 – 4:30 PM
Map To Find Us

The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today’s job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).

An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at IowaWORKS to receive enhanced intensive services including up to six months of follow-up. The enhanced in-person services available for Gold Card holders may include:

  • Job readiness assessment, including interviews and testing;
  • Development of an Individual Development Plan (IDP);
  • Career guidance through group or individual counseling that helps veterans in making training and career decisions;
  • Provision of labor market, occupational, and skills transferability information that inform educational, training, and occupational decisions;
  • Referral to job banks, job portals, and job openings;
  • Referral to employers and registered apprenticeship sponsors;
  • Referral to training by WIA-funded or third party service providers; and
  • Monthly follow-up by an assigned case manager for up to six months.

Eligible veterans can print a Gold Card here.

Click here for the most recent local career opportunities

Triple Creek Ranch Ropes up $6,800 for the Troops!

The Triple Creek Ranch just North of Sioux City held a fundraiser and “Roped for the Troops” today! Ropers from all over the tri-state area came out to take part in a roping competition while raising money for Support Siouxland Soldiers’ Fallen Soldier Fund. Colonel Miller, Wing Commander of the 185th National Air Guard, spoke about how important it is to support our Troops especially after they return home from deployment, while Sonic provided free food for everyone in attendance. The winners of the competition were awarded hand crafted Fallen Soldier belt buckles and there was something for everyone on the silent auction. The funds raised today go towards helping Siouxland Military families who have lost a Soldier in combat or injured Service Members who are enduring a financial emergency. To learn more about this fund, please click here. If you would like to make a donation to this very important cause, please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com  A Huge Thank You goes out to Triple Creek Ranch and everyone in attendance!!

Sioux City Growth Organization raises funds for “Food for Veterans” project!

Join us this coming Sunday at Pipe Dream, Hinton IA at 2:00 p.m. for the Cardboard Cup!! Proceeds benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers’ “Food for Veterans” project. It’s easy!

1. Register your 2 person team at www.siouxcitygo.com

2. Build a cardboard boat with glue, paint and duct tape. (Need tips? click on this link for the secrets to winning!)

 Click here to read the Top Secret Manual: How to Win a Cardboard Boat Race

Happy Armed Forces Day!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us in honoring our Siouxland Service Members today! We packed care-packages for our Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota deployed Troops! Thank you to our event sponsors: Cubby’s Convenience Store, Cenex, Bimbo Bakeries, Pepsi and CNOS.

Armed Forces Day, Saturday May 19th
Cubby’s Convenience Story (in front of Sam’s Club)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$3.00 Lunch: Grilled hotdogs, chips and water
Pack a care-package or donate items to be sent to our deployed Troops
Games and prizes for the kids!
Purchase a $5 raffle ticket to win one of ten $50 gas cards!!
All proceeds will benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers.

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 and 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.

Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park Fundraiser – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park Fundraiser – News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com.

There’s a fundraiser Thursday night for the John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park.

The dog park is being built in honor of Douangdara because he was a dog handler.

Douangdara was killed in Afghanistan back in August.

Support Siouxland Soldiers is putting on this fundraiser Thursday from 6:00-9:00p.m. at Eldon’s.

And they’ll donate all of the proceeds to the War Dog Memorial.

If you want to give an item for the soldiers holiday care packages then Eldon’s will give you 10 percent off your food order.