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ABATE of South Carolina - Horry County Chapter making a difference for our troops

Myrtle Beach, SC -- Sept 4, 2006  ABATE of South Carolina - Horry County Chapter is focused on raising money for Operation Helmet in conjunction with Rolling Thunder South Carolina Chapter 3 and the Vietnam Veterans Association. 

On Saturday, September 9, 2006, ABATE of South Carolina - Horry County Chapter is co-sponsoring the Rolling Thunder South Carolina Chapter 3 and Vietnam Veterans Association benefit motorcycle ride to raise money for Operation Helmet.  The money raised will be used to buy combat helmet upgrade kits for our troops in harms way.  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 relies upon tax-deductible donations to purchase and provide lifesaving helmet liners to our troops. 

Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer will be participating in this motorcycle event by leading the South Run.  Riders are asked to make a $20 donation to participate.  Bikers south of Myrtle Beach will meet at Beer-30 located at 810 Highway 17 South, Surfside Beach, SC between 10 and 11am for registration.  Bikers north of Myrtle Beach should join the North Run by meeting at Beach Customs located at 11794 Hwy 90, Little River, SC for registration between 10 and 11am also.  Both runs will end at the Conway Court House at 1:30pm to witness the Vietnam Veterans of America Color Guardís closing presentation. 

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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 Operationís 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

 

About ABATE of South Carolina

 

ABATE of South Carolina is a State Motorcyclists Rights Organization dedicated to defending the rights of all motorcyclists who choose to ride in South Carolina. ABATE of South Carolina also encourages all motorcyclists to register to vote and become active in the political process. ABATE encourages motorcyclists to voluntarily obtain motorcycle rider training. Many members of ABATE are involved in a variety of charitable organizations and take great pride in being active members of their communities.  

CONTACTS:
Ed Haas, (843) 278-5021
John Easterling (843) 458-4110

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