A Downpour of Support from No More Poverty Goes to Charity Caring for Orphans in Sierra Leone

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Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through their charity No More Poverty, support the charity the Raining Season and their orphanage in Western African country.

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No More Poverty and its co-founders Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi are new supporters of the non-profit organization the Raining Season. The charity operates a children’s orphanage in Sierra Leone that provides safe harbor, regular meals, high quality health care, and education programs for more than 90 local children. Additionally, the Raining Season facilitates a high-touch and personal sponsorship program between American donors and the children as well as multiple humanitarian trips to Sierra Leone every year.

“The West African country of Sierra Leone endured a brutal civil war that ended in 2002. The country and its population of 5.5 million were decimated and continue to struggle to rebuild their infrastructure and communities,” according to Michael Omidi, MD co-founder of No More Poverty. “As with most wars, it is the vulnerable who suffer the most and thousands of orphans continue to need care and shelter. The Raining Season and its care facility are personal works motivated by genuine love and concern. Their work is making a true difference in the lives of needy children and their sponsors and we are pleased to support it.”

The Raining Season (therainingseason.org) provides a unique sponsorship opportunity centered on facilitating a personal relationship between sponsor and child. The goal is to promote a relationship that builds life-long bonds of trust so that both participants experience the joy that comes from truly changing the life of another. The organization was founded in 2008 by Jason Rust and his wife Erica Stone following their successful adoption of their daughter Jayda from Sierra Leone. This experience opened their eyes to the devastating conditions suffered by the people of this West African country following a brutal civil war.

The Raining Season operates a fully-staffed care center in Freetown, Sierra Leone called the Covering. More than 90 orphans live there 24/7 and receive loving care, safety and protection -- all in a family atmosphere. Donors receive regular communication from their sponsored child, including letters, photos, school updates, artwork, and a monthly Skype visit for real, personal interaction. The organization also coordinates several humanitarian trips to Sierra Leone every year. Look to their website for dates, scheduled activities and an opportunity to sign-up.

No More Poverty (nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization with a pending 501(c)3 application founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.

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