Hydralyte Donates 185,000 Servings of Electrolyte Powder to Support Operation Gratitude’s Care Package Program


Hydralyte’s Electrolyte Powder Donation will help Operation Gratitude say “Thank You” and spread cheer to those who serve our nation

San Diego, CA (April 20, 2019) – Hydralyte, a clinically formulated oral rehydration solution (ORS), has donated 185,000 servings of its electrolyte powders to support Operation Gratitude’s Care Package program.

Hydralyte donation to Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude is thrilled to partner with Hydralyte to include Electrolyte Powder in thousands of Care Packages to be delivered to our men and women serving around the world and here at home,” said Kevin Schmiegel, CEO of Operation Gratitude. “As a 20-year Marine Veteran, I can tell you that the impact of this donation will be profound.”

The Care Package Program provides active military, military families, veterans and first responders with customized packages as a small way to say “Thank You” for all they do for our country.  Members of the Hydralyte team will also donate their time in helping to prepare packages in San Diego on May 26th aboard the USS Midway.

“We are proud to support our military and first responders in any way that we can.  They are exposed to so many different conditions keeping our nation safe and we are happy to ensure that they are hydrated while doing it.”  said Oliver Baker, CEO, Hydralyte.

Demonstrating that actions speak louder than words, Operation Gratitude is a national nonprofit organization that provides tangible ways to forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. Through its customized Care Package programs, Operation Gratitude has provided opportunities for millions of Americans to say “Thank You” to more than 2.3 million of our nation’s Heroes since 2003. In 2019, Operation Gratitude launched its Make Every Minute Count Campaign with the goal of delivering 525,600 Care Packages – one every minute of the year – to Service Members, their families at home, Veterans, and First Responders. Awarded a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum rating from Guidestar, 94 percent of Operation Gratitude’s expenditures go directly to programs that support our nation’s men and women in uniform at home and abroad. To learn more, visit www.operationgratitude.com.

Operation Gratitude


About Hydralyte

Hydralyte is a global leader in delivering clinical hydration. Our mission is to improve lives with effective clinical hydration. After leading the Australian hydration market for more than 10 years, Hydralyte’s range of great tasting electrolyte products are available at many major retailers and online across Canada and the United States. With up to 75% less sugar and 4x the electrolytes compared to leading sports drinks, Hydralyte’s formulation is based on the World Health Organization criteria for rapid and effective rehydration. All Hydralyte products contain the correct balance of glucose and electrolytes required for the prevention and relief of dehydration and are recommended by medical professionals around the world. Suitable for all ages, Hydralyte comes in a wide range of flavors and formats including ready-to-drink liquids, powders, and effervescent tablets. For more information on Hydralyte, please visit www.hydralyte.com.

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