LOS ANGELES–Over $100,000 was raised in support of ARF youth centers in Armenia during a banquet held at the Alcazar restaurant on Thursday–January 20 in the San Fernando Valley. Organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Western Region–the banquet featured guest speaker Hrant Margarian of the ARF Bureau–who was on an official visit to the region.
Following the opening remarks of ARF Western-Region Central Committee representative Hovig Saliba–Margarian spoke to the group of ARF supporters and representatives present at the event about the importance of properly educating youth in Armenia and the significance of youth centers within the endeavor.
On the night of the event–a notable contribution of $10,000 was made by Mr. and Mrs. Khachig and Elo Mouradian–who only a few days before had already donated $10,000. The couple added another $10,000 on Saturday night during the ARF anniversary celebration in Glendale–California–raising the total amount to $30,000.