National Commitment to Local Communities Extended by Civic Duty Support

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“Caring Commitment in Action” is bolstered by support from Civic Duty and its co-founders Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi. Assistance League appreciates being able to enrich more lives and communities through the hands-on efforts of their network of more than 26,000 volunteers.

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Assistance League thanks the Omidi brothers and Civic Duty for their support. Assistance League is a nonprofit organization with branches all over the United States dedicated to providing educational programs, health services and environmental outreach to local communities.

“Assistance League gives our members the tools to change things in their own community. It’s a journey that enriches lives and makes a difference in the lives of others,” says Anne Neish, Assistance League National Board President. “We have a rich history of supporting the vision and talents of our volunteers, who all put caring and commitment into action within their local communities. We’d like to thank the Omidi brothers and Civic Duty for supporting our mission.”

The Assistance League began in 1906 with a drive to help survivors of the San Francisco earthquake that destroyed more than 80 percent of the city, killing thousands. Years later in Southern California, two women created a relief program to help families devastated by World War I by providing women’s clothing, nursery care, children’s activities, and a girl’s youth club. Today, Assistance League has chapters throughout the United States, with more than 26,000 volunteers and numerous education, youth, health, and senior living programs designed to strengthen the communities they serve.

Civic Duty (http://www.civicduty.org) is dedicated to mankind’s search for meaning and promotes the values of its founders, philanthropists Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi. The charity’s mission is to inspire creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism through the stories of every-day people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.” To get involved and help make a difference, send us a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.

Assistance League (http://www.assistanceleague.org) is a unique national nonprofit organization made up of member volunteers in 120 individually-linked chapters who are committed to improving their local communities through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs. Established in Los Angeles in the early 1890s, the League now boasts more than 26,000 member volunteers nationwide who live in the communities they serve and ensure that all the funds they raise are used locally. Chapters identify community problems, then deliver solutions through programs developed to fit the need, and which the member volunteers fund and staff. Over $38 million was donated to local communities across the country last year, with members investing more than 2.86 million service hours. As a result, the lives of more than 1.4 million people were positively impacted. The national organization helps its volunteers realize their vision for their communities, making volunteer training possible, providing educational support, assuring financial responsibility and providing the link for inter-chapter communication.

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