April 12, 2012, Dallas, Texas – The One Man Dallas project recently announced 21 finalist for the “One Man Dallas Award.” Amongst the finalist is Iranian American and Richardson City Councilmember, Amir Omar.
With women volunteering nearly five times more than men, the One Man Project was initiated to encourage more men to volunteer in their communities. One Man Dallas was launched last year after originating in 2009 with One Man Minneapolis.
This award encourages men to volunteer in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. The finalists were chosen from hundreds of applicants and nominees between the ages of 24 – 44 living in the Dallas area who are affiliated with a local charity. The winner will be selected based on three equally weighted elements: online voting, panel interview, and a service project that benefits the charity.
Omar, whose mother passed away from cancer the summer before his senior year in high school, will be representing the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, which has one of the most advanced cancer centers in North Texas. He currently serves on the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation.
“Volunteerism is something I am incredibly passionate about,” explained Omar after learning that he was a One Man Dallas finalist. “I enjoy every opportunity to speak to young people and encourage them to find places and causes that touch their heart and to help those efforts through volunteerism.”
A first generation American of Iranian and Palestinian descent, Omar describes himself as the, “living proof that the American dream is alive and well.” He grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and attended Texas A&M University where he majored in Industrial Distribution.
Omar is the City Councilman for Place 7 in Richardson, Texas. First elected to the City Council in 2009, Omar is the only American of Iranian descent to serve in public office in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.
Vote Today and Vote Often!
Help Omar and the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center win. Every email address can vote one time daily. Simply go to OneManDallas.com and enter your name and email address. Once you do so, you will see the faces of each of the finalists. You can click on each to read a little about them and their charity.