Helping Veterans Fight their Way Back: No More Poverty Supports Swords to Plowshares

No More Poverty and co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi support Swords to Plowshares, a non-profit service organization whose mission is to significantly reduce homelessness and poverty among veterans.

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 07, 2012

No More Poverty and its co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi are supporters of Swords to Plowshares and its effort to assist veterans through advocacy, housing programs, and job assistance. The non-profit offers the most comprehensive model of care for veterans in the country. Their goal is to enable all veterans able to have access to the care and services they need to prevent homelessness and poverty. Last year, Swords to Plowshares provided employment services for 527 veterans, helped 138 into transitional housing, and assisted 365 with legal counsel and claims assistance to receive the medical care and benefits they have earned.

“On any given night, more than 33 percent of the males sleeping on the streets are U.S. veterans. These brave men and women who gave so much to protect our way of life are twice as likely as other Americans to end up homeless,” according to Julian Omidi, co-founder of No More Poverty. “We all owe them a debt of gratitude. Assisting Swords to Plowshares is the least we can do … helping these men and women transition to civilian life and successfully return to their livelihoods and families.”

Swords to Plowshares (swords-to-plowshares.org) is a community-based, not for profit veteran service organization that provides comprehensive care to thousands of veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year. Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares has a long track record of success helping veterans lead stable and healthy lives. They are recognized for expert leadership and dedication to improving the systems that veterans rely on. They have developed a model of coordinated care based on the philosophy that the many obstacles veterans face – homelessness, unemployment, and disability – are interrelated and require an integrated network of support.

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.

Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on nmp.org. For more information, please visit Facebook/nmp.org or nmp.org.


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