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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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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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.

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

How do You plan to Honor September 11th?

Support Siouxland Soldiers has two opportunities for you to volunteer and honor our Veterans and Troops this Sept. 11th!

Food For Veterans
Saturday, Sept. 8th
Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
The event runs from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
You will receive volunteer hours through the Siouxland Volunteer Center

Click here to volunteer for this event and learn more!

Care-Pack Event
Tuesday, September 11th
Volunteers are needed from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m
You will receive volunteer hours through the Siouxland Volunteer Center

Click here to volunteer for this event and learn more!
To submit a Service Member’s APO/FPO address please send us a message in the form below.

Food for Veterans Goes Live!

Today we served over 140 people with over 2,000 lbs. of free food!

Our veterans and their families proudly serve and sacrifice, putting the priority of our Country before their own. As we continue to send care-packages, we also want to support our Veterans and Military families in need right here on the Homefront. That is why Support Siouxland Soldiers is launching “Food for Veterans”. We will be distributing a weeks worth of Free Food to our Veterans and their families as a way to thank them for their service and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifices.

If you are a Veteran and would like to receive free food, please email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com or Call (712) 541-8020, or fill out the form below.   All we need to know is your name, how many people are in your family and a way to contact you. We will have your food ready for pick-up on these upcoming dates.

Distribution Dates: (Saturdays)
July 14th
September 8th
November 10th
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

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

Thank you, Thrivent Financial for raising funds for the Troops!

Thank you, Thrivent Financial for raising over $30,000 for the Troops!

The all American past time paired up with an all American holiday to support our Siouxland Service Members.

We want to thank Thrivent Financial for raising $30,000 over the last four years for our Military families, Veterans and Service Members! Each year Thrivent gives away over 1500 tickets to Military families and Thrivent members for the July 3rd Explorer’s game with fireworks, provides a catered tailgate and raises money for our Troops.They also help collect donations from the crowd at the game and throw out prizes between innings.

“I think that we don’t support our local Soldiers enough,” said Pam Bales of Thrivent Financial. “We hear everything that’s going on in the world and I think we kind of forget what’s happening right here and that’s what our company is all about, supporting the local community.”

The money raised at Tuesday’s game will go to Support Siouxland Soldiers’ Fallen and Injured Service Member Fund and help create the care packages that S.A.L.U.T.E. sends out to our deployed Soldiers.

The evening down at Lewis And Clark Stadium was capped off with fireworks to make the patriotic evening complete.

After crowd donations, Thrivent Financial presented a check on the field for more than $8,700 to Support Siouxland Soldiers and S.A.L.U.T.E.

Support Siouxland Soldiers and the 185th send Care-packages to the Troops!

Support Siouxland Soldiers teamed up with the 185th Iowa National Air Guard to pack and ship over 50 care-packages for the deployed Siouxland Service Members on June 25, 2012. Thank you to Black Hills Energy for donating hundreds of snacks and supplies to fill the care-packages and Hy-Vee for catering dinner for everyone who came out and helped pack the boxes! We are very excited to show our Siouxland Service Members that we support them and send them a taste of home! If you would like to help send care-packages, stay tuned for our next care-pack in August!