BURBANK—The Armenian community of Burbank and the organizations, such as the Homenetmen “Sipan” chapter no longer have to look for and spend thousands of dollars to secure venues for their activities, since through a community-wide effort, plans to purchase of new center is underway.
The Burbank Chapter of the Armenian Cultural Foundation announced that it has entered into escrow on a 14,410-square foot property in the heart of Burbank. The facility has high ceilings and can be retrofitted to house all the organizations working within the Burbank and its vicinity.
The more than $2.5 million project can seem a bit mammoth. However, the Armenian-American community of Burbank and neighboring areas has come together to ensure that this dream is realized and a center that can cater to all the needs of the community, especially the youth, will finally open its doors.
The center will house the offices and activities of the Homenetmen “Sipan” Chapter, the Armenian Youth Federation “Varak” chapter, the “Gaidzag” Badanegan chapter, the Armenian Relief Society “Araz” chapter and the Burbank chapter of the Armenian National Committee.
Burbank ACF chapter chairman Hrant Dostoumian said that the excitement surrounding the acquisition of the new center has provided a new jolt to the community and he is encouraged by the community coming together for this worthwhile cause.
Dostoumian expressed hope that the community can kick off the Community Center campaign, on Sunday, Februrary 21, at the new facility on 75 E. anta Anita Ave. (corner of First St. and Santa Anita Ave.). The event will begin at 4 p.m. For more information please call 818.562.1918