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Early photo of members of the ARS Mayr Chapter, at the time called the Fresno Red Cross of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. (Photo taken from the 10th anniversary issue of Asbarez in 1918).

Fresno’s ARS Mayr Chapter Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Amid the personal and collective tragedies caused by the Armenian Genocide, the year 1915 did bring one shining and enduring development to the Fresno community—namely, the founding of the local division of the Armenian Red Cross or what is known today as the Mayr Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society.