Community Raises $80 000 for ARF Activities

GLENDALE–At the invitation of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western United States Central Committee’s Finance Committee–some 120 community members–friends and party members took part recently in a community gathering–which raised $80,000 for the activities of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s activities in the region.

The event–which took place at the Hollywood "Karapetian" Hall–also featured Karnig Sarkissian. Participants very early on in the evening signaled their support for the organization’s activities by generously donating to the evening’s fundraiser.

ARF Western US Central Committee representative Hovig Saliba welcomed the guests and relayed the organization’s sincere gratitude to the evening’s donors–who according to him–have always stood by the ARF and its myriad of activities.

A number of donors–who demonstrated their dedicated generosity to the organization–were honored as well. They were–Manuel Sasounian with a donation of $15,000–Kevork Atmajian and Dr. Albert Karamanugian with a donation of $5,000 each.

In addition–Shahe Kupelian was thanked for donating gifts received from his 50th birthday celebration in the amount of $2,000 to the fundraiser.

For a complete list of the donors–please turn to page 18 of this issue. The Tidings of Christmas Source of New Message


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