Help·er n. One who, or that which, helps, aids, assists, or relieves; as, a lay helper in a parish.
Thou art the helper of the fatherless. --Ps. x. 14.
Compassion . . . oftentimes a helper of evils. --Dr. H. More.
n 1: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or
furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable
assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the
work" [syn: assistant, help, supporter]
2: a person who helps people or institutions (especially with
financial help) [syn: benefactor]