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Operation Helmet Outreach Group Talks to South Carolinians

Volunteers from Operation Helmet will be providing information about free helmet upgrade kits for our troops at local exposition.

Greenville, SC (PRWEB) Sep 1, 2006 -- Volunteers from Operation Helmet's Upstate South Carolina Chapter (Anderson,Greenville & Spartanburg Counties) will staff an outreach booth at the South Carolina Arms Collector's Association Gun & Knife Show.

Dr John Cobin, Michael Carmany, Jenni Messel, Lee Ott and Doug Taylor will talk to attendees about the need to provide these life saving helmet upgrade kits to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The volunteers will be at the Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville S.C. on September 9 and 10 from 9am to 5pm.

“We get e-mails every day from young troopers with families who can’t afford to buy their own helmet kits,” says Robert Meaders, M.D., who founded Operation Helmet after his Marine grandson requested upgrade kits to make his company’s helmets safer in Iraq.

We need ongoing donations right now from the American people to keep this effort alive!

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 24,000 troops.

Contacts:
Doug Taylor
2 Durham Dr
Williamston, SC 29697
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864-847-9820


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