For Immediate Release
February 20, 2014
ARMENIAN-IRANIAN COMMUNITY PROVIDES ONGOING SUPPORT TO ARMENIA FUND
NEW YORK, New York — Within the framework of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s 2013 Telethon, the fund’s Iranian affiliate has already secured US $60,000 in donations in the result of its fundraising campaign during November 26-28. The generous contributions of the Armenian-Iranian community will be used for preparation and installation of road signs along the Vardenis-Martakert Highway. Assistance of Grigor Arakelyan, ambassador of Armenia in Iran, and Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, prelate of the Armenian-Iranian community was instrumental in the success of the fundraising campaign.
“The Armenian-Iranian community has supported the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund for the past several years, actively contributing to our development projects,” said Ara Vardanyan, the fund’s executive director. “It’s no surprise that, within a short span, our young Iranian affiliate, led by chairman Arin Karamian, has succeeded to make local fundraising efforts even more effective.”
ARMENIA FUND USA — founded in 1992 — was one of the first of Armenia Fund’s 16 international affiliates and and serves constituents in all states east of the Mississippi. As a non-profit, non-governmental, nonsectarian organization, the Fund represents all Armenian constituents. Armenia Fund USA is the largest contributor among the 16 international affiliates – supporting strategic infrastructure projects in Armenia and Karabakh. The Fund has adopted a policy to go “Beyond Bricks and Mortar” to provide sustainability for projects it sponsors.
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