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

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

Operation Warming Hearts Event provides Help on the Homefront for Siouxland Veterans and Military Families

[Sioux City, IA] – In honor of Veteran’s Day, Support Siouxland Soldiers is partnering with the American Red Cross, the Elks Club and Operation Engage America to provide a little “Help on the Homefront” for our Siouxland Veterans and Military families. Operation Warming Hearts will take place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr.

All Veterans and Military families are invited to attend this free event which will provide a free dinner, a box of groceries, winter gear for Military kids and a resource fair.

Volunteers may use this link to sign-up to help during the event: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B48A8AD2CA4F94-operation

For more information please email  siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

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Free Breakfast to Honor Armed Services Day!

Veterans and Military Families, Join us the day before Armed Forces Day for Free Donuts, Waffles & Coffee on Friday, May 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102.

email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com Please invite and SHARE with your fellow Veterans and Military Families!

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Softball for Armed Services Tournament – Open to the Public!

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Click here to Download the Registration Form

Floyd Softball will host the 2nd Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament Saturday, June 11 and Sunday June 12 at Chautauqua Park fields in 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 financial assistance, free groceries and care-packages to our Siouxland Veterans, deployed Troops and Military families.

Saturday evening will include a special ceremony to honor our Siouxland Veterans with great food, music, raffles, prizes, kids carnival, 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 floydsoftball.com for details or call 279-0248 or email Rita parkerfloyd618@gmail.com Deadline to register is Friday, June 6, 2016.

Click here to Download the Registration Form

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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

Siouxland Veterans: Receive free food, free tickets and free restaurant meals on or near Veteran’s Day!

Honoring, supporting and making a real difference in the lives of our Veterans is the mission of Support Siouxland Soldiers. This Veteran’s Day we will be thanking our Veterans for their dedication and loyal service to our country in a big way!  On Saturday, November 10th Support Siouxland Soldiers will be providing free groceries for Veterans and partnering with the Sioux City Musketeer’s to provide a fun-filled evening for our Siouxland Veterans.

Free Groceries
On Saturday, November 10th, Support Siouxland Soldiers will be distributing free groceries and a $20 HyVee gift card to Veterans and Military Families in need between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the New Life Lutheran Church of Sergeant Bluff, 1st and Baker St. To sign-up for free food, Veterans and Military families can email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com   Huge, “Thank You” to our Siouxland HyVee Stores for their donation of $3,400 in gift cards for our Siouxland Veterans!

Military Appreciation Night at the Musketeer’s Hockey Game
Support Siouxland Soldiers is partnering with the Sioux City Musketeer’s and the Siouxland Surgery Center to provide a fun-filled evening of Musketeer’s Hockey on Saturday, November 10th. starting at 7:00 p.m.  The Siouxland Surgery Center is providing two free tickets to Service Members and Veterans with a Military, VFW, VA or American Legion I.D. or a DD214. Tickets can be picked up at the Tyson Event Center Box Office (401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA) beginning Monday, November 5th.  Additional tickets can also be purchased at this time to arrange free seats next to paid seats. For additional ticket information, please call 712-279-4850.

The Musketeer’s players will be wearing  commemorative,  camouflaged  jerseys with the Support Siouxland Soldiers and Siouxland Freedom park patches. 100% of the proceeds from the jersey auction will be donated to both organizations. Join us for a patriotic evening to honor those who have served so valiantly in the past and the men and women who courageously serve today.

Siouxland Restaurants will also be Serving our Veterans!
Here is a list of the Siouxland restaurants who will be honoring those who served by providing free or discounted meals on or around Veteran’s Day: (Please call ahead)

Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required.

HyVeeFree Breakfast, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. Stop into any Siouxland Hy-Vee grocery store with in-store dining and get a free breakfast on Monday. You’ll get to choose from a wide variety of breakfast foods set out on a buffet.

Olive GardenFree lunch or dinner, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. All day. Veterans can choose from Seafood Alfredo, Chicken Parmigianino, Soup, Salad, & Bread sticks, Grilled Sausage and Peppers Rustica, Cheese Ravioli, or Spaghetti & Meat sauce.

Applebee’s – Sunday, November 11, 2012 All day to get your Veterans day free meal. You’ll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veteran’s Day menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. You can see the complete menu by using the link above. This deal is dine-in only and beverages and gratuity are not included. You’ll need to bring in one proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214. Find an Applebee’s near you and call ahead to find out if they are participating in the Veterans Day free meal.

Famous Dave – Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. 10% off the entire meal, including everyone who comes in with a Veteran.

Little Caesar’s –  Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. All day. Stop into a participating Little Caesar’s and get a free order of Crazy Bread. I recommend calling ahead to verify that your local Little Caesar’s is participating. You’ll need to present a valid military I.D. to get this freebie.

Golden CorralMonday, November 12, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free meal. Last year, Golden Corral served over 375,000 veterans a Veterans Day free meal!

Chili’sFree entree, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. All day. You’ll get to choose from a special Veteran’s day menu. There’s also a reduced cost ($5) brownie sundae that can be purchased. You’ll need to show proof of military service to get your Veterans Day free meal – a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, a U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a DD214, a photograph in uniform, or wear your uniform.