The Help50 Initiative is an activist run program. This project is not a recognized non-profit organization and does not utilize paid fundraisers, lobbyists, or paid staff of any kind. Gifts to this initiative will not qualify for tax deductions.
The activist Robert Bertrand served in the United States Navy from 2004-2014 before being honorably discharged and moving his family to Florida. He has lived in Mt. Vernon, IL since 2016. To satisfy Illinois law he is the legal beneficiary of all donations. Donations will only be used for the purpose stated throughout the website.
PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 460/) Solicitation for Charity Act
(b) The following persons shall not be required to register with the Attorney General:
3. Persons requesting any contributions for the
relief or benefit of any individual, specified by name at the time of the solicitation, if the contributions collected are turned over to the named beneficiary, first deducting reasonable expenses for costs of banquets, or social gatherings, if any, provided all fund raising functions are carried on by persons who are unpaid, directly or indirectly, for such services.