Approximately 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
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
Care-pack and Food For Veterans Event (30 Care-packages sent!)
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.
To 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: http://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!