ARF Bureau Calls for Enthusiastic Participation in Armenia Fund Efforts

Armenia Fund telethon to air Nov. 24

YEREVAN—The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation issued a communiqué on Wednesday calling on all Armenians to take part in fundraising activities of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. Below is the translated text of the announcement:

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has already begun its annual fundraising efforts in Armenia and the Diaspora. It will culminate in the telethon that is scheduled to take place on November 24 in the United States.

This year’s proceeds, just like last year, will be allocated toward the development of Armenia’s border villages and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Pan-Armenian institutions such as the Armenia Fund, regardless of their immediate and specific mission have a deep symbolic significance. Their existence and stability are the real proof of Armenian unity and is the unifying force for various segments of all Armenians.

At the same time, it is also important to emphasize the irrefutable fact that the strengthening of the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh is a pan-Armenian aspiration of our nation. The border villages of Armenia and the Armenians of Artsakh are the guarantors of the security and development of all of Armenia. Thus, investing in those regions achieves a pan-Armenian objective.

Hence, we call on all Armenians to take part in great numbers and generously in the fundraising effort of the Armenia Fund.


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  1. Peter Megerdumian said:

    Some of the funds raised should be used to explore for oil in Artsakh because there is good information that the Mardikert region has oil deposit especially around the village of Maragha (Leninavan) where the Azeris massacred Armenians because they wanted to prevent the Armenians from getting access to oil deposits.

  2. Svetlana Swanson said:

    Find out before donating:

    1- Is Pension and Social Security income from United States taxable
    in Armenia? If so what is the tax rate? Are banks permitted to charge
    fees on such monthly income from non-commercial sources?
    2- When a family moves to Armenia, do they need to pay import or
    customs fees on their household belongings and cars shipped to Armenia?
    3- If a repatriate purchase a parcel of land in Armenia, who do they
    contact to make sure that the area is equipped with the necessary
    infrastructure for drinking water, sewer system, electricity, gas, etc?
    Who is responsible for such infrastructure amenities?
    4- Is there an agency or section in the Diaspora Ministry that helps
    people who plan to settle in Armenia with questions and logistics, so
    that they are not victimized by bribery, graft and other financial
    Enthusiastic participation based on accurate knowledge.
    Thank you,

    Svetlana Swanson