16 March 2009

David Spade Gives To Our Troops

David Spade, star of Rules of Engagment has teamed up with Operation Helmet to give the troops 3,000 blast and impact protecting helmet pads to protect them in combat. Spade gave $100,000 to provide the funds needed for the helmet pads

Dr. Bob Meaders is the founder and President of Operation Helmet and Dr. Meaders states the currently used military grade pads caused the troops pain and discomfort, and that the new pads will cut down on the amount of brain injuries caused by attacks.

Operation Helmet has provided 41,000 helmet pads to date. They have a website - Operation Helmet

From the website ~

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:
  • 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 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.

Mailing address: Operation Helmet
c/o Dr. Bob Meaders
74 Greenview Street
Montgomery, TX 77356

Electronic mail: ophelm@operation-helmet.org

Operation Helmet still needs donations to continue to provide the troops with the pads, so if you can help in anyway I ask that you contact them using the above info.

Many thanks to Mr. Spade for joining the force being formed to take care of our Troops. Seems CBS has actors and fans who show great care for the troops ;-)


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