Civic Duty Sponsors U.S. Vets as They Embark on Life-Changing Climb for Heroes

Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, cofounders of the charity Civic Duty, are proud to support The Heroes Project and their Climb for Heroes trip slated to scale Mount Everest in March of this year. The activities of The Heroes Project help empower wounded armed forces veterans and their families.

(PRWEB) March 03, 2014

Civic Duty has contributed to The Heroes Project Mount Everest climb, scheduled for March 2014. The Heroes Project is a multifaceted charity dedicated to the care and support of United States veterans and active service members. The popular news program 60 Minutes will feature The Heroes Project and several of the vets that enlist in their restorative mountain challenges during an early 2014 program episode.

“I’m very impressed with The Heroes Project and its three avenues of serving American vets,” says Dr. Michael Omidi. “All of their activities are sorely needed by the heroic men and women who have given so much of themselves for our protection. The mountain climbs, though, are such a creative and tangible means of restoring hope and power to their lives. And the best part is the journey is led by a man who knows their struggles intimately and is able to help them through it all.

My brother and I are proud to support the Everest Climb of The Heroes Project and look forward to a fruitful partnership with this extraordinary charity.”

Since 2009, The Heroes Project (http://www.theheroesproject.org) has been a leading advocate for veterans’ issues, leading a three-pronged campaign to:

  •     Expand community service programs serving veterans and active service members;
  •     Support educational and media outreach addressing the unique needs and success stories of the care for military personnel;
  •     Lead expeditions to enable wounded veterans and active service members to rediscover their strength and pride by scaling the world’s most challenging summits.

The organization was founded by Tim Wayne Medvetz, himself a climbing and extreme sports enthusiast. Following a crippling motorcycle accident in 2001, Tim spent several years rehabilitating himself and reflecting on his life’s purpose. He set his sights on scaling Mount Everest and spent four years training for it. After aborting one grueling attempt, Tim successfully scaled the world’s highest mountain in 2007; persevering even after breaking his hand. To date, Medvetz has coached and supported amputee veterans and active service members on transformative journeys to the summits of six of the highest peaks in the world. In March, when members scale Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, it will be the organization’s seventh.

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. Civic Duty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. To get involved and help make a difference, send a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.


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