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Emergency Financial Resources

 Here are emergency financial resources available to service members and veterans:


Support Siouxland Soldiers: Free Grocery Distribution for Veterans and Military families Thursday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste. 102 Sioux City. Please stay in your vehicle and pop your trunk. The volunteers will place 2 large bags of groceries in your trunk. Please prepare to show proof of service and tell Lori how many total and how many youth live in your household.


Click here for a list of food pantries in the Siouxland Area. 


Air Warrior Courage Foundation – The Foundation work closely with Red River Valley Fight Pilots Association in Virginia. They serve active duty, guard, reserve, retired military personnel and their families with financial assistance for medical, educational, other extraordinary expenses not covered by current military support systems.  https://www.airwarriorcourage.com


Army Emergency Relief – Emergency financial assistance organization and dedication to “Helping the Army take care of its Own.” Help with emergency travel, rent or mortgage, appliance maintenance, minor home repairs, food purchases, health care expenses, utilities, initial rent and deposit. https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org


Code of Support – Dedicated to leveraging the nation’s full spectrum of resources to ensure all members of our military, veterans and their families receive the support they need and have earned. https://www.codeofsupport.org/


DoD Hardship Duty Pay – the Department created a new pay authority called “Hardship Duty Pay – Restriction of Movement”, or HDP-ROM, that allows Services to pay up to an additional $1500/month (prorated per day) for members and their families who are impacted during PCS or have to acquire temporary lodging that goes beyond normal TLE limit (which is 14 days) because of COVID-19. Read the memo here.


EverFi – Remote learning for K-12 students on a variety of topics, including financial literacy courses, character-building courses, our prescription drug safety program, digital wellness programs, etc. https://everfi.com/k-12/parent-remote-learning/


Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – They aim to provide financial, educational, and other assistance to military members, their families, and survivors in need. They use financial and non-financial resources to identify solutions to meet emerging needs and are committed to using their funds responsibly to help the most people.  https://www.nmcrs.org


Operation Home Front – their programs offer relief by providing critical financial assistance and transitional housing programs, resiliency through permanent housing and caregiver support, and recurring family support to help military families overcome the short-term “bumps in the roads” so they don’t become long-term chronic problems.  https://www.operationhomefront.org


PENFED Foundation -  Since 2001, the PenFed Foundation has provided more than $34.5 million in financial support to veterans, active duty service members, families and caregivers.   https://penfedfoundation.org/ 


Semper Fi Fund – Provides direct financial assistance and vital programming for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured service members and their families during hospitalization and recovery.  https://semperfifund.org


USA Cares – Provides financial and advocacy assistance to post-9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. https://usacares.org/


Vets4Warrior – provides sustained, confidential peer support to any veteran, service member, family member, or caregiver whenever they have an issue, wherever they are in the world. They help before challengers turn into crises. https://www.vets4warriors.com


Wounded Warrior Project – Support services for wounded warriors https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs


Yellow Ribbon Fund – Dedicated to helping caregivers of wounded warriors. https://yellowribbonfund.org/


Yellow Ribbon Network – A tool Heroes can use to simplify their search for support when it’s needed, connecting one request with multiple non-profits positioned to help. Membership is free. https://www.yellowribbonnetwork.org/who-are-heroes


Child Care Resources  https://dhs.iowa.gov/COVID19  


Sioux City Youth Feeding Program free breakfast and lunches to go for Siouxland Youth  https://www.siouxcityschools.org/news/sccsd-free-meal-program-for-children-ages-1-18-open-sites-in-response-to-covid-19-school-closure/   


Food Pantry Assistance NW Iowa mobile pantries in NW Iowa https://siouxlandfoodbank.org/needassistance/   


Food Assistance Service Members, Military   Families & Veterans Support Siouxland Soldiers https://supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com/   


DoD Hardship Duty Pay  the Department created a new pay authority   called “Hardship Duty Pay – Restriction of Movement”, or HDP-ROM, that allows   Services to pay up to an additional $1500/month (prorated per day) for   members and their families who are impacted during PCS or have to acquire   temporary lodging that goes beyond normal TLE limit (which is 14 days)   because of COVID-19. 


Operation Home Front  their programs offer relief by providing   critical financial assistance and transitional housing programs, resiliency   through permanent housing and caregiver support, and recurring family support   to help military families overcome the short-term “bumps in the roads” so   they don’t become long-term chronic problems. https://www.operationhomefront.org   


Yellow Ribbon Fund Dedicated to helping caregivers of wounded   warriors https://yellowribbonfund.org/   


Sioux City Art Center   Sioux   City Art Center is releasing art project videos every day on Facebook at   9 am that take viewers inside the gallery and has a coordinating art project   that teaches a relevant concept.  https://www.facebook.com/107438655286/posts/10163104874085287/   


Payroll Protection Plan  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp  


 Verizon Free Hotspots Free Hotspots for current customers through April 30 https://www.verizon.com/home/verizonglobalhome/ghp_landing.aspx   


Homeless housing assistance Holiday Inn  and Ramada Inn  Holiday Inn   and Ramada Inn    


United Way Agencies Resources  https://www.211iowa.org/search-for-resources/   


SNAP Food Assistance Eligibility and application https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program   


Energy Assistance  Eligibility and application https://thosolutions.com/LIHEAPWeb/   


Woodbury Parks and playground closure   information  712-258-0838.  


 Military One Source Education links Youth Education https://www.militaryonesource.mil/coronavirus   


Dogs on Deployment Pet boarding for Service Members activated due to COVID-19 https://www.dogsondeployment.org/search   


Telework Tips Military One Source Telework tips https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/family-life/preparing-your-family-for-emergencies/teleworking-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak   


Small Business Development Center Questions about assistance and forgivable loans http://iowasbdc.org/regional-center/sioux-city/   


Woodbury County VSO  Office Open - Nick Neiman, 712-279-6605 https://www.woodburycountyiowa.gov/   


Sioux City Vet Center Mental health counseling 712-255-3808 https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5485   


Sioux City VA Clinic VA Hospital   605-232-2800 https://www.siouxfalls.va.gov/locations/SiouxCity.asp