BY ANUSH A. HOVSEPYAN
The secret of success is giving, especially when you are giving the gift of life to children. Ameria Group of Companies takes pride in having helped sick children for four years now, through its charity auctions and donations.
In 2013, Ameria Group of Companies in Armenia raised more than $70,000 through its “Wine Is Life” winetasting auction. At the end of the auction, Ameria matched the funds, and all together $150, 000 were allocated to treating 15 Armenian children, registered at charity organizations such as Donate Life, Help Armenian Children, Child No Pain and Echo. The auction presented vintage spirits and attracted world-class spirit producers, some of which arrived in Armenia specifically to be a part of the auction of the biblical drink that symbolizes vitality and life.
Ameria Group’s LA office Ameria Group Inc. also joined Ameria’s tradition of holiday contribution. Instead of having a corporate New Year reception, Ameria Group Inc. in Los Angeles donated $6,500 to the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry to help find donors and save the lives of Armenian children worldwide in 2014.
Dr. Jordan in her meeting with Ameria Group’s LA team spoke about Bone Marrow’s important mission of finding a match donor for any patient in the world, Armenian or non-Armenian, suffering from leukemia. For these patients having a bone marrow stem cell transplant is the last hope for survival.
While accepting the donation at Ameria’s LA office, Dr. Frieda Jordan, the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry President and co-founder said: “What a nice surprise. We need such contributions to enrich our registry. Finding a donor is the last chance, the last hope of life for patients who otherwise wouldn’t survive the severe disease of leukemia.”
Rafi Manoukian, Ameria Group’s LA office CEO, highlighted, “The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry is serving people in an honest and trustworthy way. Ameria has had the honor of helping children for years now. Continuing the tradition, we are pleased to contribute the funds that were to be used for Ameria’s Christmas and New Year event in Glendale, to the Armenian Bone Marrow Registry to help find donors for the treatment of Armenian children worldwide.”
Ameria Group of Companies started this life changing tradition four years ago. In addition to yearly auctions, Ameria and its staff make contributions to support children with serious diseases throughout the year, when needed. As a result of previous auctions and funds, matched by Ameria, in total more than $ 290,000 had been allocated to Armenian children whose only wish was to get treatment, to be alive. These children wait for a helping hand, compassion and support from each of us every day. Contributions can also be made throughout the year at csr.ameriagroup.am.
Ameria Group of Companies has set a benchmark of business success and corporate social responsibility in Armenia. Ameria continues to attract foreign investments into the country with its financial and advisory services. Ameria Group is renowned for Ameriabank, Ameria Management & Legal Advisory Services, Prodeco Property Development Company in Armenia, and Ameria Group Inc. in Los Angeles. Ameria Group’s LA office is a one-stop resource for potential investors interested in Armenia’s emerging market, providing full-fledged advisory services for their legal, management, research, or financial needs. Ameria Group’s LA office is located in the heart of Glendale, at 330 N. Brand, Suite 140. For additional information, contact 818 646 1111.