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Myrtle Beach Community Comes Together to Support Our Troops

Myrtle Beach, SC - 14 Aug 2006 - Operation Helmet Joins with South Carolina Veterans Group for Fundraiser

Operation-Helmet.org works with Rolling Thunder SC Chapter 3, Vietnam Veterans Association, and Horry County ABATE to raise money for helmet upgrade kits.

Operation-Helmet and its Myrtle Beach, South Carolina chapter,in conjunction with Rolling Thunder SC Chapter 3, Vietnam Veterans Association, and Horry County ABATE, are sponsoring a ride to raise money for Operation Helmet on Sept 9, 2006. All of the $20.00 Per Person donation will be used to BUY HELMET UPGRADE KITS FOR OUR TROOPS. Over 250 bikers are expected including South Carolina Lieutenant Governor André Bauer. For bikers from South End Surfside, meet at Beer-30 to signup between 10 and 11am. For bikers in the North End, signup at Beach Customs between 10 and 11am. South and North Runs will meet at the Conway Court House at 1:30 pm where a Vietnam Veterans of America Color Guard will help cap off the day.

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. Operation Helmet depends on tax-deductible donations and is a team member of AmericaSupportsYou.mil. For $70-$100, depending on the manufacturer, added safety and comfort can be provided for a trooper. But 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. 99% of donations go toward helmet kits. There are no salaries or payroll costs deducted and the Operation’s books are available for inspection at the home office. To date, Operation Helmet has sent upgrade kits to over 21,000 troops.

Contacts:

Mark Meaders,
ophelm@operation-helmet.org
www.Operation-Helmet.org
(703) 350-4912

John Easterling, 843-458-4110
Emmett Jones, 843-455-3439
Chris Panos, 843-267-0045

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