New Civic Duty Hero Award Recognizes Founder of Hands for Hope Charity

PRweb News May 19, 2013

The Omidi brothers through their charity Civic Duty are instituting a new monthly Hero Award that will recognize the extraordinary charitable efforts of those who actively give back to their community and the world at large. The first Hero Award recipient is Lydia Floyd, founder and Executive Director of Hands for Hope.



North Hollywood, California (PRWEB) May 19, 2013

Civic Duty founders Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi are pleased to announce the recipient of the first Civic Duty Hero Award: Hands for Hope founder and Executive Director, Lydia Floyd. In recognition of all the good work accomplished by Lydia and Hands for Hope, the charity will receive a special donation and will also be featured in a special section of the Civic Duty website.

“We have known about the fantastic work being done by Lydia at Hands for Hope for some time now, and we could not think of a better or more deserving person to be our first recipient of this Award,” says Civic Duty co-founder, Dr. Michael Omidi. “We hope that Lydia and Hands for Hope continue their excellent work within the North Hollywood community, and we would like to let Lydia and Hands for Hope know that we recognize and appreciate their immensely valuable work. Congratulations and thank you Lydia!”

Lydia Floyd founded the charity Hands for Hope in 2000 to give kids and single mothers a resource for improving their lives and becoming productive, happy and secure adults and parents. Hands for Hope provides numerous programs designed to prepare at-risk young people for the responsibilities of independent living. By offering career guidance, academic tutoring, preparation for job interviews, health and wellness courses, financial education and arts training, Hands for Hope provides North Hollywood young adults with the skills and life experience they need for future success.

Hands for Hope ( provides the North Hollywood community with a safe and structured after-school environment for younger children who might not have proper supervision at home between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The kids are encouraged to allow their intellectual curiosity to run free, without the fear of being judged and without the distractions and negative influences of unsupportive street environments.

“Thanks to Lydia’s positive mentorship and guidance, this award will symbolize the great potential every child has when given the opportunity to flourish by one special individual,” says Dr. Omidi.

Civic Duty ( 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.

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