(PRWEB) January 31, 2014
The Omidi brothers, through their charity No More Poverty, responded to a request for assistance from leaders in the town of Amalfi, Colombia. In December, hundreds of toys and other gifts bought by the Omidis ensured that the city’s impoverished children enjoyed the Christmas holiday. And plans are underway to send a No More Poverty medical mission team to Colombia in June 2014.
“We are pleased to be able to assist the Colombian people in Amalfi, by ensuring their Christmas holiday was filled with joy and children’s laughter,” said Dr. Michael Omidi, No More Poverty’s cofounder. “Moreover, I’m looking forward to personally visiting Colombia in the summer when our humanitarian medical team will demonstrate their compassion and skills by providing needed care for those who are ill.”
On Christmas Day, gifts purchased by No More Poverty were distributed to more than 100 area children by Pastor Francisco Javier Londono of the local church, Parroco de La Inmaculada Conception. The pastor is also helping to coordinate the June visit of the charity’s team of medical professionals who hope to provide life-saving care and surgeries to Colombia’s many poor and infirmed.
Amalfi is a rural, small town of less than 20,000 people in the country’s Department of Antioquia.
The republic of Colombia, with a population of over 47 million, is located in northwestern South America. It is known as one of the most unequal countries in the world with an obvious poverty gap between rural and urban areas. Nearly 23 percent of the country’s rural residents live in extreme poverty.
No More Poverty (http://www.nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501(c)3 application) founded by brothers Dr. Michael Omidi 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 the organization’s website. For more information, please visit the organization’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.