Hand Up is a charity organization founded and operated by Eugene Meltsner. According to him, the purpose is to help people help others.
The organization's original name was P.L.E.A.S.E. (Philanthropic Loving Enterprises of Altruistic Services for Everyone). During this period Eugene tried hiring himself out to do various jobs for others after he was inspired by helping Grady McKay. The organization was renamed Manus Sursum, which means hand up (or more literally, hand lifted) in Latin. The organization was from then on referred to as Hand Up — much to Eugene’s dismay.
The organization was last featured and seen in action in #620: “A New Era, Part 2” and last referenced in #640: “Rights, Wrongs, and Winners”. Eugene and Katrina Meltsner have moved onto other professions (professor at Campbell College and substitute teacher, respectively). Based on this it can be assumed that Hand Up has either been discontinued or has been taken over by other individuals — an example of the Timothy Center Effect.
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- #577: “The Business of Busyness”
- #580: “Tales of a Small-Town Thug”
- #596: “Cover of Darkness” (mentioned)
- #606: “The Chosen One, Part 2” (mentioned)
- #607: “The Undeniable Truth”
- #620: “A New Era, Part 2”
- #640: “Rights, Wrongs, and Winners ” (mentioned)