105th Anniversary Armenian Genocide Commemoration Cancelled due to Coronavirus, AGC Donates to Armenia
BOCA RATON, FL – The South Florida Armenian Genocide Commemoration, Inc. (AGC) has canceled this year’s annual April 24th Armenian Genocide commemorative program, AGC announced in an email.
“This year, in lieu of having a commemorative event, we have decided to assist Armenia in their fight against COVID-19,” AGC Chair Arsine Kaloustian said via email. “We will send a donation on behalf of AGC to the Armenia Fund. What better way to help Armenia but when she is in dire need,” she said.
AGC will donate $1,000 to Armenia Fund’s COVID-19 relief operations in Armenia, according to AGC. The coronavirus continues to spread in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. The Armenian government imposed a 30-day ‘State of Emergency’ on March 16, and announced a 10-day extension last week.
On behalf of all of us at FLArmenians.com, we wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving. If you’re in a televised viewing area, we encourage you to watch and donate to the Armenia Fund’s 22nd Annual International Thanksgiving Telethon! And if you’re not in a viewing area, don’t worry, it will be LIVE STREAMED on the internet.
The 2019 Armenia Fund Telethon carries the theme “To my lovely Armenia: life-giving water and sun for communities.”
With your generous support this year, you will make it possible to bring drinking water to villages that remain deprived of this most crucial resource. Your donation will also make thousands of acres of land available for agriculture, by bringing irrigation water to hard-working farmers. As importantly, your donation will help Armenia and Artsakh become energy-independent, by expanding solar-power projects throughout both republics.
Armenia Fund USA, based in Los Angeles, CA will carry out these projects through its implementing partner in Armenia, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund — with strict adherence to our abiding values of transparency, accountability, and absolute commitment to project quality and delivery.
Please consider making a donation today at www.armeniafund.org/donate.
Taniel Koushakjian and Arsine Kaloustian
Having become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for Armenians around the world, the Telethon will Livestream Online from Los Angeles and air coast to coast and internationally.
Armenia Fund will host the 22nd International Thanksgiving Day Telethon on November 28, 2019 from 10am to 8pm PST.
Earlier this week, Sarkis Kotanjian, Executive Director of the Armenia Fund, visited members and supporters in South Florida. He provided an update on the Armenia Fund’s projects in Armenia and Artsakh over the last year, as well the organization’s budget, range of programs, and plans for the years ahead.
Kotanjian visted organization members in their home and held a series of meetings with donors and supporters across South Florida.
Established in 1994 in Los Angeles, California, Armenia Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-governmental, non-political corporation that has implemented over $120 million of infrastructure development assistance and humanitarian aid worldwide. Armenia Fund is the largest humanitarian organization serving the needs of the Republic of Armenia and the Artsakh Republic. Their mission is to connect the people of Armenia with the worldwide Armenian Diaspora to create a better homeland for the Armenian nation.