Friday, December 5, 2008

Operation Sauce Drop in the News!

Operation Sauce Drop is a nonprofit program run by the Carolina Sauce Company that sends free gift boxes of BBQ sauce and hot sauce to our troops serving overseas. A very nice article about Operation Sauce Drop appeared online yesterday, with some background about the program and also an update on the need for donations, especially this time of year. To date, over 340 gift boxes have been sent to our troops, and another 20 or more will be shipped out on Monday (we've spent much of today assembling & packing the gift boxes, printing shipping labels, and preparing the customs forms). Our troops greatly appreciate a taste of home, as you can see from the photos and thank you notes to donors. Although donations continue to trickle in, the number of troops signing up for gift boxes far outpaces the rate of donations, and our waiting list has well over 300 troops on it. How can you help? Here are two simple ways:

1. First, the obvious way is to make a donation to Operation Sauce Drop through PayPal or with a credit card. Heck, you can even mail us a check so long as you indicate on the Memo line that it's for Operation Sauce Drop. The average cost for us to purchase and ship a gift box is $20. Because the Carolina Sauce Company matches all donations, a gift of only $10 will help us send a free gift box to a soldier serving abroad. Can't afford $10? We'll gladly take whatever you can afford, and match it.

2. Second, you can help Operation Sauce Drop without spending a single penny by going to the article about Operation Sauce Drop and clicking on the "share this" button at the end of the article, and then Digg or Stumble it or put on your Facebook page, etc. etc. In other words, help spread the word about the program and the need for donations. The more popular this article gets, the more potential donors will see it. Just in the last day, this article has already helped us raise $180 (which means 18 more free gift boxes with the Carolina Sauce Company match). Please help us raise more money to keep whittling away at our waiting list and letting our troops know we're thinking of them back home.

Zestfully yours,

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