Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Presents Money to National Guard Foundation

TOPEKA, Kan. - Last summer, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group set aside a portion of its proceeds in June and July to support the Kansas National Guard Foundation, which helps Guard members, their families and communities with the various aspects of deployment.

Wednesday, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group presented a check for more than $10,000 to the foundation with the proceeds from the summer promotion. Members of the Kansas National Guard Foundation board and of the Kansas Guard were at the event.

The month-long promotion ran from mid-June to mid-July. For every case of product sold, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, based in Topeka, kept a portion of the proceeds for the foundation. Participating stores included Hy-Vee, some Wal-Mart locations and several smaller stores including Apple Mart and Thriftway. Some locations offered an option to purchase a card for a dollar donation toward the foundation.

"We appreciate Dr. Pepper Snapple Group's decision to help our soldiers, airmen, their families and the Guard communities," said Michele Henry, board president of the Kansas National Guard Foundation. "We also want to thank the community members who supported us by purchasing the products in this promotion."

Funds donated to the Kansas National Guard Foundation, Inc. provide financial support for programs aimed at helping Guard members, their families and their communities in dealing with military deployments. These include camps for children of Guard members, community meetings and trainings for family members trying to deal with issues arising from soldier deployments, as well as transitioning through the return home.

The foundation also supports programs that educate the public about the roles and accomplishments of the Guard and their families and the benefits of the Guard in communities.