Western US Armenian Organizations Make United Appeal For Armenia Fund

show_image_NpAdvHover.phpLOS ANGELES–The Largest Armenian-American Organizations in the Western United States have issued an appeal to the Armenian American community to rally around this year’s Armenia Fund Telethon, which will focus on raising funds for the revival of Shushi.

Below is the test of the appeal:


United Appeal of the Largest Armenian Organizations of the Western United States


ACTING in the spirit of pan-Armenian unity,  

CONSIDERING the prosperity of Armenia and Artsakh as an undisputed priority for the Armenian Diaspora and  

RECOGNIZING the remarkable achievements of Armenia Fund (“Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund), an institution, which for the past 17 years has united all major Diaspora-based Armenian organizations around the world under the mission of providing large-scale infrastructure development and humanitarian assistance to the Homeland,  

We, the undersigned

REAFFIRM our unequivocal support to the mission and goals of Armenia Fund and  

CALL on each and every Armenian-American to bring his or her generous participation in the upcoming Armenia Fund International Thanksgiving Day Telethon to air live on Thursday, November 26, 2009, dedicated to the rehabilitation of an iconic cradle of Armenian culture and arts, the heroic town of Shushi that was severely damaged in the course of the Artsakh Liberation War.  

It is up to each and every Armenian to ensure the prosperity of our Homeland and security of its borders.  

October 19, 2009
Los Angeles, CA, USA  

Archbishop Hovnan Derderian
Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America

Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian
Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America

Reverend Joseph Matossian
Minister to the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America

Father Antoine Saroyan
Armenian Catholic Eparchy of U.S. and Canada

Dr. Hampig Sarafian
Chairman, Social Democratic Hunchakian Party of Western USA

Mr. Avedik Izmirlian
Representative, Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Western U.S. Central Committee  

Mr. Hagop Nazarian
Chairman, Armenian Democratic Liberal (Ramgavar) Party, U.S. Western Region

Mrs. Sossie Poladian
Chair, Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, Inc.

Mr. Berj Shahbazian
Chairman, AGBU Southern California District Committee

Mr. Al Cabraloff
Southern California Regional Council Armenian Assembly of America


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