The only use of 'help' followed by a gerund I can think of is in the expression 'I can't help + ing'.
For example, 'I can't help laughing' means I can't prevent my self from laughing. Another example is the famous Elvis Presley song called 'I can't help falling in love with you'.
Otherwise, 'help' is followed by an infinitive, with or without 'to' and with or without an object:
I helped wash the dishes.
I helped to wash the dishes.
I helped Grandma wash the dishes.
I helped Grandma to wash the dishes.