“Do you need my help?”
That’s how Orphan X answers the phone every time someone calls his encrypted number. On the other end of the line is someone with nowhere else to turn, someone being terrorized at the hands of others, someone in desperate need of Orphan X’s highly specialized and dangerous skills.
Orphan X (aka Evan Smoak) understands what it means to have nothing. Abandoned as a newborn, he bounced through the foster care system in East Baltimore before being pulled out at the age of twelve and trained as an assassin in a full-black, full-deniability government program. His handler and father figure told him, “The hard part won’t be making you a killer. The hard part will be keeping you human.”
But keep him human he did. After neutralizing targets on six continents—drug lords, human traffickers, dictators—and becoming a legend in the shadow service, Evan broke with the Orphan Program and went off the radar.
Now he only answers to his own moral compass. And he only answers his own encrypted line, 1-855-2-NOWHERE. Give it a ring. See what happens.
His name is whispered in the corridors of power. He doesn’t just know where the bodies are buried; he buried most of them himself. His stories have been translated into thirty languages.
But now Orphan X asks a different question:
“Can we have your help?”
The Do You Need My Help? Fund is there to provide immediate direct crisis relief for people who are on the verge of falling through the gaps in the safety net here in America.
- A used car for a worker who is walking four miles each way to work.
- Travel money for a family whose child needs a surgery two states over.
- A computer lab for a rural school below the poverty line.
- A modest down-payment for a mortgage that allows a working family to move from itinerant housing into a place of their own.
Many folks are right on the financial edge. Nearly half of Americans cannot cover a $400 emergency. This fund is designed for small donations, generally between 1k-15k, to help them get back on their feet.
As the fund is a 501c3, all donations are tax deductible.
We ask for your help, no matter how small.
Because anyone can be a hero.
After Orphan X completes a mission, he asks his client for only one thing: to find someone else in need, someone who might escape his notice but who they would see.
In this spirit, once Do You Need My Help? provides aid, we ask the deserving recipient to pick someone else to give $250 dollars to, a final act of empowerment.