U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Praises Armenia Fund’s Humanitarian Efforts

L to R: Chairman Ara Aghishian, ARS Vice Chair Arousyak Melkonian, TCA Representative Khachig Janoyan, Congressman Frank Pallone, ADLP Chairman Hagop Nazarian, ACF Representative Leonard Manoukian, and Armenia Fund Executive Director Sarkis Kotanjian.

LOS ANGELES–Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, visited the Armenia Fund U.S. Western Region offices on Monday, March 29, and met with its board of directors and staff.

Armenia Fund U.S. Western Region Chairman Ara Aghishian, Esq. welcomed Congressman Pallone and thanked him for taking his time and visiting the Fund’s office. “I want to express my appreciation to the Congressman for his continued support of Armenia as well as for spearheading increased levels of humanitarian aid to Armenia and Artsakh”, stated Aghishian.

Congressman Pallone congratulated the Armenia Fund for hosting a successful Telethon during 2009 that raised nearly $16 million for the reconstruction of the cradle of Armenian civilization, the heroic town of Shushi.  He commended the humanitarian and developmental efforts of the Fund, specifically its infrastructure projects in Armenia’s and Artsakh’s remote borderline villages that have been bringing a positive change in the lives of tens of thousands for the past 18 years.

During the breakfast meeting, Armenia Fund board members asked questions of importance to Armenia and the Armenian-American community to the Congressman. In addition, they thanked him for his unshakeable dedication and support to all Armenian issues.

Armenia Fund, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation established in 1994 to facilitate large-scale humanitarian and infrastructure development assistance to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Since 1991, Armenia Fund has rendered more than $190 million in development aid to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Armenia Fund, Inc. is the U.S. Western Region affiliate of “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund. Tax ID# 95-4485698

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