FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Spade Joins with Operation Helmet To Help Protect Our Troops
Montgomery, TX – March 12, 2009
David Spade, actor and comedian, is well known for his humor, comedy and wit but today he is serious about helping our men and women in uniform. Spade is teaming up with the esteemed Dr. Bob Meaders, founder and president of Operation Helmet to provide three thousand (3,000) of the very best blast/impact protecting helmet pads America can provide to our nation’s combat troops. A donation made by Spade of more than $100,000 provided funds for these helmet upgrades being issued to our troops.
The military helmet pads currently in use are so hard they cause pain, discomfort and headaches. Spade has decided to pitch in and help remedy the situation by working with Dr. Meaders to provide equally protective and wearable shock-absorbing helmet pads that drastically cut down the number brain injuries from IED’s, bombs, blast waves and vehicle accidents.
Patriotic Americans have donated to Operation Helmet’s provision of 41,000 helmet pad upgrades to date and the foundation is gratified that yet another Hollywood notable has put their heart and support into helping bring our troops home safely.
“A Man never stands so tall as when he unselfishly helps another”
About Operation Helmet
Operation Helmet is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 charitable grassroots effort that provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. These helmet upgrade kits consist of shock-absorbing pads and, if needed, a new strap system. Operation Helmet depends on tax-deductible donations and is a team member of AmericaSupportsYou.mil. For $34 added safety and comfort can be provided for most troopers’ helmets. Donations of any amount are welcome. The donation can be designated for a specific branch of the military, a particular unit or an individual trooper. Over 99% of donations go toward helmet kits. There are no administrative costs deducted and the Operation’s books are available for inspection by anyone who wants to see them. To date, Operation Helmet has sent upgrade kits to over 41,000 troops.