Fred Meyer community rewards

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Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Help Now! Advocacy Center at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (NPO# 83562).

Persistence Pays Off

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Richard Marks has enjoyed a long career as a night club musician in Oregon and California.  He is an accomplished performer on several instruments.      

All was well until he went to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in early 2011 to renew his driver’s license, a license he had held for 50 years with no traffic violations or accidents and on which he still depends for his livelihood.  With new requirements imposed by the Patriot Act, DMV turned Richard away telling him that he lacked necessary documentation to renew his license.

HN Now Available On

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We’ve just made it easier for you to support Help Now!

We registered Help Now! Advocacy Center with, a company that helps non-profits like ours raise funds through the everyday actions of our supporters.

Here is how you can help:

  • Register on-line at and select Help Now! as your charity of choice -- Then search the internet, shop at your favorite stores on-line, dine at participating restaurants, and earn funds to support Help Now!
  • Use GoodSearch when you search the interent – they will donate a penny to us every time you do
  • Use when you shop online – they work with more than 2,500 major brands, have over 100,000 coupons and donate a percentage of every purchase you make to us
  • Enroll in the they will donate up to 6% of every dollar you spend when you eat at one of 10,000 participating restaurants.  Be sure to ask the owners of your favorite restaurants to participate in the Good Dining program.  

Family Emergency!

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One minute 48 year old grandfather of three Bart Ickes was sitting in the kitchen of his Brookings home along the Oregon coast.  The next minute he was slumping over in his chair with an apparent heart attack.  His daughter-in-law Tonya called 9-1-1, and Bart was immediately airlifted from Brookings to the Rogue Valley Medical Center (RVMC) in Medford for emergency treatment.     

Tonya and her husband Daniel quickly gathered up their 10 year old disabled daughter, along with her sister-in-law’s two children, ages 2 and 4, whom Tonya and Daniel parent in the sister-in-law’s absence, as well as Bart’s wife (Tonya’s mother) Colette.  They set off on the 125 mile emergency trip from Brookings to Medford with only $200 cash in hand, nothing in the bank, and no credit cards or other extended family members to call upon for help.  Tonya knew the $200 would barely be enough for gas to get to and from Medford let alone for food and shelter for the family of five while there.