A Sparkling Salute to Our Veterans

Giving Back Through Honor Flight

Veterans, we salute you! Talking Rain and our partners are committed to supporting veterans and the Honor Flight Network. Together, our mission is to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifice by transporting our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit their respective war memorials.

Our partnership with this amazing organization began three years ago after Chris Hall, recently promoted to Chief Executive Officer, stumbled upon an Honor Flight departure at the airport.

“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.”

A tradition we’re proud to continue, we’re setting the bar high this year with a fundraising goal of $100,000.

Video: Making the Impossible Possible with Puget Sound Honor Flight

Our Commitment

In 2017, we set out with the fundraising goal of $60,000.

Through our Sparkling Ice retail program and the generous donations from our distributors and partners, we raised $79,000, more than enough to fund an entire flight from Seattle, WA to Washington D.C.

In 2018, we raised our fundraising goal to $100,000. Thanks to our amazing partners, we are well on our way to achieving that goal!

Our Retail Program

For each 250+ case Sparkling Ice display with Honor Flight POS placed at retail, Talking Rain will donate $50 to Honor Flight.

The 2018 program ran from April 1st through July 13th at participating retailers. During this time, over 800 Honor Flight displays were secured in grocery stores across the country.

Mail Call

On the flight, veterans are surprised mid flight with letters from friends, family, and members from the community to thank them for their service and sacrifice. Last year, we sent over 300 letters, written from Rain Makers, elementary school classes, and from participants at field events. For information on how to submit a veteran letter, please visit our Contact Form.

Thank you, Donors!

Thank you to our Friends, Partners, and Distributors who have made this year a success.

Special thanks to Niagara Bottling Inc., EPES, Prosweetz Ingredients Incorp., XPO Logistics, Sovereign Flavors, United Packaging Group, Fluid Forms, Global Tranz-Voliton Logistics, Decrescente Distributing, KISS Family Covington, West Coast Container, B&E Juice, Great Northern Corporation, David A. Buechel, Alliance 2020 Inc, Mitsubishi Int’l Food Ingredients, McKeever Enterprises Inc., Walton Beverage, Hayden Beverage, C&L Distributing, College City Beverage, Capitol Beverage Sales, Haralambos, Pepin Distributing, Lewis Bear, Eagle Brands, Florida Distributing, Double Eagle, Eagle Rock, Atlanta Beverage, and Kroger Nashville.

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure. Since its inception, Honor Flight has escorted over 200,000 World War II, Korean, and Vietnam war veterans from 140 regional hubs.

Donations outside of the retail program are always welcome. Please visit our contact form for more information.

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