Help Harry Keep His Car

We are happy to have extra in case other things come up with the car!!

Dear Friends of Harry, Poets and Friends of Poets:

Our beloved Harry E. Northup – longtime poet, publisher, actor, and pillar of our community: co-founder of Cahuenga Press; producer and host of Harry’s Poetry Hour: Creative Chaos MPTF – needs to get the catalytic converter on his Nissan Altima fixed.

As you know, Harry lives on a tightly fixed income at the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Woodland Hills. You may recall our very successful efforts five years ago helped him and his late wife, Holly Prado, to move there after they lost everything in an electrical fire at their former home in East Hollywood. Harry relies on his Altima to go to Beyond Baroque and other poetry venues for readings, as well as to drive to his dentist, the UCLA Health Clinics, and local grocery stores. The public transportation in Woodland Hills isn't very reliable (no Metro, fewer buses) or safe (few people mask on the bus), so he needs his trusty Altima to continue living a normal, independent life. And let’s face it, poetry events without Harry there to support us just aren’t the same.

The Altima needs to pass the smog test. We are asking for $4000 for Harry to get a new catalytic converter plus any additional car expenses, so that Harry can keep his car registered in compliance with the state.

Already, people in the community have pledged to contribute to this GoFundMe once it is up, and we know that, with your help, we’ll reach his goal amount very quickly. No amount is too small, and small amounts add up very quickly for big results!

Please join us in helping to keep Harry on the road. We appreciate and are grateful for anything that you can contribute.


Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna
Amelie Frank

From Harry Northup, who would like to thank you for your donations:

I am deeply grateful for your generous contributions. You have relieved my fear
of losing my car & have helped me continue my journey in a good way. You have
touched my heart. As Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna, who with Amelie Frank, put this
together, said, when I thanked her and Amelie, "We are all in this together." I appreciate your connectedness & help at a time when I needed it.

With love & thanks,
Harry E. Northup

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Phoebe Ozuna
Pasadena, CA

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