Las Vegas’ St. Garabed Church Receives Grant from Dream Fund

The Las Vegas St. Garabed church under construction

LA CRESCENTA—Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, the Executive Council, and St. Garabed Church Pastor and Parish Council announced that St. Garabed Church and Cultural Center of Las Vegas has received a generous grant from the Dream Fund at UCLA, created by The Lincy Foundation.

The grant will be allocated for a number of projects the Church will undertake in the near future which address the needs of the growing Armenian community of Las Vegas.

Pastor Archpriest Fr. Avedis Torossian and the Parish Council aim to make the St. Garabed Cultural Center facility easily accessible to children and young adults, providing them with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Armenian language, history, and culture.  Also in the works are programs geared towards seniors and the elderly, which would allow them the transportation means to visit St. Garabed center and spend time with fellow Armenians in a home environment.  Thus, the plan is to have an Armenian language and history learning center equipped with interactive and modern state of the art learning tools, as well as a modern library equipped with Armenian books, newspapers and magazines both from national and international sources.

Parish Council Chair Adroushan Armenian reports that “in addition to this special allocation from the Dream Fund at UCLA, we have a unique opportunity to raise additional funds to fulfill our obligations for completing our church building, community center, and future expansion plans with a matching grant from the Dream Fund at UCLA. However, the time is short for this matching grant; the challenge starts immediately and will end in early 2013. Please support the Las Vegas community with your donations and help raise the required funds to complete this project. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Armenian community in Las Vegas to fulfill our dream and the dream of future generations.”

The Prelate, Executive Council, and St. Garabed Church Pastor and Parish Council expressed their gratitude to the Dream Fund for their generous grant which will certainly be of great assistance to the realization of this endeavor.


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