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

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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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!!

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.

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

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!

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.