Donate through the US Mail
Click here for a form that you
fill out and mail in with your check or money order.
Or, just send a note with the check.
have changed our policy on thank-you letters due to the large amount of mail
we're getting and the cost in stamps as well as time to answer...enough for a
helmet upgrade every 2 weeks! The IRS only requires a confirmation of donation
letter if the amount is $250 or greater. For donations less than $250, your
cancelled check, or bank statement, is sufficient for the Government.
ALL donations will be acknowledged by email if your email address is on the form. PS: Sometimes I can't read the
return address or mis-type it and the letter comes back. I'm sorry, and if you
need another, please email or write me and I'll resend.
Operation Helmet, Inc. is a 501-c-3 public charity, EIN
20-1756585. Make out your check to Operation Helmet and send to:
c/o Dr Bob Meaders
74 Greenview Street
Montgomery, TX 77356
Note 1: We do NOT sell or exchange our private donor's list.
Note 2: What
is the price per upgrade?
Note 3: Donation to a single individual may
not be tax deductible. Please check with your tax advisor or the
IRS publication for more
We pay $28 per upgrade for
helmet pad upgrade kits for most all service members using the Army-style ACH or
Marine LWH. $51 for older PASGT helmets.
which are less frequently used. [more].
Donate via on-line
credit card or PayPal fill out the next two
fields or leave blank, then click on the donate button below.
You will have the opportunity to add comments in
the third step.
If you do not have a PayPal account,
there is a button to press for credit card donations in the next
On the next page, please ignore the 'Quantity'
field and enter the amount
you want to donate in the "Item Price" field...trying
to fix that fool button.
Checks are preferred, as PayPal
takes a bite of about 3% for service fees.
If you are sending a kit to a deployed
service member, here is what the address should look like:
Sgt William V EXXXX
2/2 E Co (1st Platoon)
FPO, AE 09509-3070
or Sgt William V EXXXX, 2/2 E Co (1st Platoon), Unit 73070, FPO, AE 09509-3070 United States
Click here to see a
sample list of previous Donors who have agreed to
If you are vendor who would like to donate
T-shirts, button, pins, bumper stickers, commemorative coins, or other
items, please contact Mark Meaders mark at operation-helmet.org
Our distribution is through troops in the
field who are knowledgeable about the needs of various units deployed or to
individual warriors or units for whom specific donations are received.
All donations so specified are sent to the individual
troop, unit, or service branch.
Donations intended for a specific unit MUST have a name attached, as units
will not accept 'to anybody' packages.
Any amount is appreciated. As the old saying goes, it's better to light
one candle than to curse the dark. And a bunch of small candles equal a whole lotta
light! Together, we can save lives. Families or friends of troopers are
encouraged to donate what they can afford. If
you can afford to pitch in few bucks when donating for a family member's helmet
upgrade, there's a number of troops with NO family support who also need help.
Donations are not required, we send upgrade kits to troops as long as our
funds hold out.
If you would like a helmet
demonstration, drop us a line. We can easily do this in Houston,
Philadelphia, and Washington DC, or a few select locations around the country.
We send these kits to YOUR trooper's unit as funds are available
if you provide
us their address: Stateside or APO/FPO with the priority on those deployed
in danger zones and those that need the financial help. Please feel free to approach friends,
neighbors, business, churches, schools, service clubs, etc. to help us with
funding. We've been besieged with requests due to recent deployments and
have a large backlog of need. 100% of donated funds go to purchase and ship
the upgrades. There are NO employee/admin costs deducted. We are a purely
volunteer-driven organization and depend on help from other troop
supporters, as well as our own efforts, to raise funds.
The life you save may
Operation Helmet is a 501-c-3 organization (EIN 20-1756585) that a generous
donor lawyer set up to handle purchasing of blast-
protective upgrade kits.
You can verify our status as a 501-c-3
organization at the IRS verification website,
enter Operation Helmet in the name section and Montgomery and Texas and USA in
the location section and it pops up with verified. We are 100% volunteer, with
no salaries or expenses (Doc Bob pays that).
For tax implications, please see