Preston, WA (June 20, 2016) – Talking Rain Beverage Company®, the maker of Sparkling Ice® flavored sparkling waters, is proud to announce the brand's involvement with the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created to honor America's veterans by transporting these heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials dedicated to their service.
As part of the brand's "Celebrate America" summer initiative, Vice President of Sales Chris Hall challenged the Sparkling Ice sales team to increase awareness and lend support to the organization through a fund-raising sales program. For every 250-case Celebrate America-themed "WOW" display built in stores from May 15 – July 15, Talking Rain will donate $25 to the Honor Flight Network. The brand's donations will specifically support the Puget Sound Honor Flight, which will escort 112 people from the region, 56 veterans of WWII and Korean War and their 55 guardians, from Talking Rain's hometown of Seattle to our nation's capital.
"Having spent nearly five years serving with the U.S. Navy, the Honor Flight Network is an organization close to my heart," said Hall. "It was important to me that we inspire and motivate our team while giving back to our veterans, and we are humbled to lend our support to the upcoming Puget Sound Honor Flight."
The Puget Sound Honor Flight will depart from Seattle, WA on October 15th, flying veterans and their guardians directly to Washington D.C. in partnership with Alaska Airlines. The veterans will receive VIP treatment and private tours at their dedicated memorials. At the end of 2015, the Honor Flight Network, will have transported 159,703 veterans nationwide to Washington, D.C., starting in 2005.