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Friday, June 03, 2011

The Donation up to 200,000 sticks of Recharge® Natural Sports Drink Mix to deployed troops!

I was recently contacted by Operation Gratitude to share information with you! Did you know that R.W.Knudsen Family is running a donation program through mid-June. R.W. Knudsen Family® will donate up to 200,000 sticks of Recharge® Natural Sports Drink Mix to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit, volunteer-based Military Support organization.  

Operation Gratitude will include the Recharge drink mix packets in thousands of individual care packages which will be shipped to deployed American troops this spring. HOW COOL is this? WAY COOL!

If Recharge Natural Sports Drink gains an additional 15,000 “likes” on the Recharge Facebook Fan page (www.Facebook.com/Recharge) the brand will donate 100,000 additional Recharge sticks for a total of 200,000 drink sticks donated.  (LET's GETTING TO LIKE THEM ON FB)

Please help us spread the word!  For every new “like” on the Recharge Facebook Fan page we can send more drink sticks to our troops.  More information is provided in the press release below so please pass this on...

R.W. Knudsen Family® supports troops through donation to
Operation Gratitude Program
Natural juice brand to donate up to 200,000 sticks of Recharge® Natural Sports Drink Mix to deployed troops through Facebook campaign

CHICO, Calif. (May 2, 2011) –R.W. Knudsen Family® will donate up to 200,000 sticks of Recharge® Natural Sports Drink Mix to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit, volunteer-based Military Support organization.  Operation Gratitude will include the Recharge drink mix packets in thousands of individual care packages which will be shipped to deployed American troops this spring.  Today, the brand launches a Facebook campaign to spread awareness of Operation Gratitude and its patriotic support of service men and women.   

R.W. Knudsen Family kicked off the campaign with a first donation of 100,000 sticks of Recharge Natural Sports Drink Mix to ensure inclusion in the first round of care packages which shipped April 30.   If Recharge Natural Sports Drink gains an additional 15,000 “likes” on the Recharge Facebook Fan page (www.Facebook.com/Recharge) the brand will donate 100,000 additional Recharge sticks for a total of 200,000 drink sticks donated. 

The online campaign will also be promoted via Twitter (www.Twitter.com/OpGratitude) and the Operation Gratitude website (www.OperationGratitude.com) and Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/OperationGratitude).

Every year, Operation Gratitude holds a Patriotic Drive in late spring during which thousands of local volunteers assemble more than 50,000 care packages to ship to individual members of the active Military. 

“Operation Gratitude is grateful for the donation of Recharge Natural Sports Drink Mix,” said Carolyn Blashek, founder of Operation Gratitude. “Each care package contains more than 50 donated items including snack foods, entertainment items, toiletries, and hand-written letters.  Each package is personally addressed to let our troops know that people back home care about them and appreciate their courageous service to our country.”

New from R.W. Knudsen Family this spring, Recharge Natural Sports Drink Mix is the latest addition to the popular natural sports beverage line, Recharge. Offering consumers a natural hydration option for their active lifestyle, this low calorie sports drink mix delivers essential electrolytes and optimal vitamins without added sugar, preservatives, or artificial colors. Recharge Natural Sports Drink Mix is sweetened with stevia and each stick only contains 10 calories.  With a strong tradition for integrity, innovation and variety, the R.W. Knudsen Family brand proudly marks its 50th anniversary this year.

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