Hudson, Ohio Ice Cream Social to benefit

Hudson, Ohio - Jul 25, 2006 - Hudson Discount Drug Mart & Sandusky Tofts Ice Cream Co- Sponsoring Ice Cream Social to benefit at Discount Drug Mart, 5863 Darrow Rd, Hudson OH 44236 starting at noon, August 5th, 2006

A fund raiser is being held from noon to 3pm (or until the ice cream runs out) August 5th at Discount Drug Mart, 5863 Darrow Rd, Hudson OH 44236. The Ohio Chapter of Operation Helmet is holding this event to be able to send helmet upgrade kits to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The event will feature FREE Ice Cream Scoops, Free Face Painting, entertainment, and a raffle. 100% of all donations go directly to Operation-Helmet!

- ENTERTAINMENT: Juggler/Artist, Bill Roddy juggles his paints to create unique canvas designs! Bill actually paints on canvas while juggling!

- RAFFLE: TOFTS Ice Cream JACKET! American Flag Quilt! Bill Roddy’s canvas creations! Watercolor canvas donated by Hudson Artisan! and other assorted items!

About Operation Helmet

Operation Helmet is a nonpartisan, charitable grassroots effort that provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. These helmet upgrade kits OPERATION HELMET provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to those ordered to deploy in the near future. These helmet upgrades do three primary things:

· Comfort - If it is more comfortable, it will stay on troop's head longer and more often.

· Stability - Keeps the helmet firmly on the head and out of the eyes.

· Protection - Shock-absorbing pads keep the helmet from slapping the skull when hit with blast forces, fragments, or being tumbled along the ground or inside a vehicle. This decreases the chance of brain injury from bombs, RPG's, vehicle accidents, falls, etc.

Operation Helmet depends on tax-deductible donations. For $75-$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 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 18,500 troops. For more information, see

For further information on Operation Helmet, please contact:

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

Mary Rose Arnold, Operation Helmet - Ohio Volunteer