UAF’s Highest Valued Airlift Carried $9 Million Worth of Supplies

GLENDALE–The United Armenia Fund’s 111th airlift arrived in Yerevan on December 9 delivering almost $9 million of humanitarian assistance – the highest valued flight in UAF’s 11 year history. With this airlift–the UAF crossed a major milestone–sending over $300 million of relief supplies to Armenia’since 1989.

The UAF itself collected for this airlift $8.4 million worth of medicine and medical supplies–most of which was donated by the Catholic Medical Mission Board ($6.3 million)–including a very large donation of much-needed antibiotics valued at $5.6 million. Other donations consisted of various medicines from Watson/Schein Pharmaceutical–Inc. ($1 million)–MAP International ($564,000)–Meritage International ($296,000)–Verapamil from Direct Relief International ($129,000) and 179 heart valves for the Children’s Cardiac Center of Armenia from AmeriCares ($106,000).

Other organizations which contributed goods for this airlift were: Nork Marash Medical Center ($127,000); American University of Armenia ($54,000); Armenian General Benevolent Union ($49,000); Armenian Red Cross ($34,000); Armenian Missionary Association of America ($19,000); and Texas A&M University ($19,000).

Also contributing to this airlift were: Armenian American Medical Society of California ($16,000); Armenian American Cultural Association ($12,000); Armenian Eye Care Project ($12,000); Focus Armenia ($12,000); and Howard Karagheuzian Commemorative Corporation ($12,000).

Since its inception in 1989–the UAF has sent $301 million of humanitarian assistance to Armenia on board 111 airlifts and 635 sea containers.

The UAF is the collective effort of the Armenian Assembly of American–the Armenian General Benevolent Union–the Armenian Missionary Association of America–the Armenian Relief Society–the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America–the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America and the Lincy Foundation.

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