Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 21, 2012
No More Poverty and its co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi are supporters of Jessica’s Hope Project and its effort to provide deployed U.S. troops with healthy snacks and nutritious supplements. By doing so, the charity helps the military do their physical and mental best while protecting the country, and also enables them to come home to families and loved ones in a healthier and happier state.
“The military feeds them rations, friends and family send their favorite sweets, but Jessica caught on to and addresses a real need of the men and women serving our country – the need to stay strong and fit,” says Julian Omidi, co-founder of No More Poverty. “Supporting Jessica’s Hope Project was an easy decision, given the many sacrifices made on our behalf by these soldiers every day.”
Jessica’s Hope Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that sends fitness care packages to members of the United States military stationed around the world. One day, founder Jessica Maddin read a statistic about how the average soldier loses 50 pounds during deployment. This doesn’t seem right, she thought, someone should do something. So she did. A receptionist at 24 Hour Fitness, Jessica emailed a corporate executive about helping out; he agreed and the Jessica’s Hope Project was born. The organization provides the soldiers with protein bars, vitamin supplements, and other healthy options. Jessica packs them up and sends them to military men and women with a note of thanks. The impact on the troops is profound as the Project’s website conveys at: jessicashopeproject.org. Check it out to see all the smiling, healthy faces and read the many thank you notes. Here’s a particularly moving one:
The fitness products that you provided help the Soldiers to have the nutrition and energy to handle 12-hour shifts, work details, and physical fitness training – all in the same day. We all greatly appreciate the opportunity to try to train with the tools needed to be at our best. So, thank you again for the products, but thank you as well for the support and for thinking of us. -- Army Chaplain in Afghanistan
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 soon expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
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