Our IRS Form 990 Tax Returns are here
2017 Form 990
And the Articles of Incorporation are here
You may also want to check Guidestar for more financials.
Operation Helmet has no connection to or association with any manufacturer of helmet suspension systems. Our only goal is added protection for our troops. If a better upgrade comes along, supported by sound scientific data from both civilian and military studies, we’d add it or switch to it in a heartbeat. We do not have an official relationship with any branch of the uniformed services, although we provide helmet upgrades to all US military who ask, when money allows.
All admin expenses related to the organization are still covered by Doc Bob. Our books are open to inspection by any person at our home office.
Operation Helmet is an IRS approved 501-C-3 organization, making all past and future donations tax deductible to the individual or company. EIN: 20-1756585
OPERATION HELMET provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to troops in Afghanistan and other dangerous areas, as well as to those ordered to deploy in the near future. These helmet upgrades do four primary things:
- 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. Keeps blast-wave from transmitting flexure of the Kevlar shell directly to the skull via too-stiff pads. This decreases the chance of brain injury from IED’s, bombs, RPG’s, vehicle accidents, falls, etc.
- Comfort – If it is 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.
- Durability – Doesn’t need to be replaced after one month of wear – hard to do when at a Combat Outpost or Forward Operating Base an eternity from a logistics supply point