Sioux Honey Makes Loyalty Day Contribution to Soldiers’ Angels
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In observance of Loyalty Day, Sioux Honey Association Co-op is showing its support to members of the military amidst the coronavirus crisis. The beekeepers behind the Sue Bee honey brand are making a $5,000 donation to Soldiers’ Angels, which aids wounded heroes, military families, deployed service members and veterans of all eras.
“In this pandemic our military continues to serve us at home and abroad,” said Mark Mammen, president of Sioux Honey. “With deployments extended and the National Guard assisting communities, our service members are doing what they always do by serving the American people with heroic sacrifice.”
“This is just a small thank you from a group of beekeepers who appreciate the sacrifices made for our freedom and how that service continues in this time of upheaval,” Mammen added.
Along with the check to the organization, the co-op’s beekeepers sent handwritten notes to those overseas and donated cases of Sue Bee to the Angel Bakers group – a division of Soldiers’ Angels – to be used for treats prepared for deployed military.
Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Soldiers’ Angels has more than 20 programs that support current and former service members and their families nationwide. Since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, Soldiers’ Angels has been making masks for active duty service personnel; sending care packages to those who are deployed; providing mobile food services to veterans; and donating devices to VA patients so they can video chat with family and do virtual patient visits.
“Thank you to everyone at Sioux Honey, all of the participating beekeepers and those who have purchased Sue Bee honey for the past few months for their support of our military community during this difficult time,” said Amy Palmer, Soldiers’ Angels president and CEO. “Amid this global pandemic, it is more important than ever that we band together and show our support for our military – many of them, such as the Guard and Reserves units deployed across the United States, are putting their own health at risk as first responders to this crisis.”
You can read about Soldiers’ Angels COVID-19 Response Programs here or learn more about volunteering virtually with Soldiers’ Angels here. Those interested in donating to the organization can do so at soldiersangels.org.
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