Z-Line Designs CEO Supports Helmet Upgrade Kits for U.S. Troops with Generous Donation

SAN RAMON, Calif. - March 5, 2009 - Jim Sexton Gives $30,000 to Operation Helmet and Promotes the Organization on Z-Line Designs` No.18 Toyota Camry

Jim Sexton, president and CEO of Z-Line Designs furniture company, has given $30,000 to help provide U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with safer and more durable helmets through the a donation to the Montgomery, Tex., based nonprofit Operation Helmet. Sexton and his wife Monica presented the generous contribution to Operation Helmet founder Dr. Bob Meaders and entertainment superstar Cher, a major supporter of the organization, on Saturday night at the Coliseum at
Caesars Palace during NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas.

Operation Helmet raises funds to provide helmet upgrade kits designed to prevent traumatic head and brain injuries and provide protection, comfort and stability.  The organization has distributed 40,000 helmet upgrade kits to U.S. military personnel since 2004.

"The brave men and women of our armed forces risk their lives for our freedom, and they deserve the best for their selfless dedication," said Sexton, whose father in-law, Hugh Wild, served in the armed forces. "Our troops overseas put themselves in harms way each day, I`m honored to have the opportunity to help Operation Helmet provide equipment that promotes safety."

In addition to his charitable donation, Sexton added Operation Helmet`s decal to the lower quarter panel and TV panel of Z-Line Designs` No.18 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, which ran in the NASCAR Nationwide race on Saturday with Kyle Busch driving.

About Z-Line Designs

Z-Line Designs is a leading import manufacturer of ready-to-assemble furniture in a range of materials from solid American oak, birch, and maple to mixed media combinations of wood, metal, and glass. With manufacturing plants in China and Taiwan, Z-Line Designs is one of the most innovative manufacturers of computer desk systems, computer workstations, computer armoires, file/storage products, and a large variety of television, audio, and entertainment centers. Products
are distributed primarily through mass merchants, office superstores, and department stores. For more information, please visit

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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 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 20,000 troops.


Dr. Bob Meaders, President, Operation Helmet,
(936) 449-9706