Stand Down Event, August 24

All Veterans, Service Members and their Dependents are invited to attend the Veterans Stand Down Event on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Long Lines Rec Center, 401 Gordon Dr.

This free event will include on the spot assistance, a hot meal, grocery distribution, community housing referral, medical triage, readjustment counseling, clothing, legal assistance and more.

To Receive Info On Upcoming Events
Email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com
Facebook: Support Siouxland Soldiers
Call (712) 541-8020
Visit SupportSiouxlandSoldiers.com

Thank you to the event partners!

Iowa, Woodbury and Plymouth County Pork Producers
Wells Blue Bunny
Wells Fargo
Bimbo Bakeries
Food Bank of Siouxland
Micah Project
Vet Center
VA Hospital
Red Cross
and Support Siouxland Soldiers

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.

 

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!

 

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

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

operationwarminghearts

 

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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Thank You Thrivent Financial, Sioux City Explorer’s and All Who Joined Us!

Thrivent Financial, The Sioux City Explorers and Support Siouxland Soldiers joined forces during the July 3rd Explorer’s baseball game to raise awareness and monetary donations for Siouxland Veterans in need.

During the game Thrivent Financial presented Support Siouxland Soldiers with a check on the field; the Explorer’s auctioned off camouflaged jerseys and the fans took up a collection to assist Siouxland Veterans with food and personal care items. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Marina Inn, Luciano’s and other anonymous donors provided gift baskets to be raffled off. Together over $9,500 was raised for Support Siouxland Soldiers. The evening wrapped up with an incredible win over Sioux Falls and post-game fireworks show by Lantis Fireworks.

Thrivent Financial and the Sioux City Explorer’s  have raised over $63,000 over the course of six years to support Siouxland Veterans, Service Members and Military families. Support Siouxland Soldiers provides free meals, groceries, care-packages, housing assistance and emergency financial assistance to Siouxland Veterans.

 

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