SARF Delivers Another $100K for Syrian Armenians

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Glendale, CA – As the war rages on in Syria, the calls for help are reaching donors, whose contributions raised another $100,000 for the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF). With the latest transfer, the total SARF contributions for Syrian Armenians reached one million dollars. “Thanks to the caring, compassionate and highly responsible spirit of our donor public, we have reached this milestone,” said Zaven Khanjian, SARF Executive Committee Chairperson. He added, “As we cannot reach each individual donor personally, we take this opportunity to salute every one of them around the nation who contributed from $5 to $25,000.” The latest donations included two $10,000 donations. One was from the European-based family of the late Dr. Iskandar Kassis of Aleppo; the…

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SARF Contributions from the East & West Coasts Nurses, Students & Teachers Among Donors

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Glendale, Calif. (June 9, 2014).- The on-going crisis in Syria continues to take its toll on the Armenians in Syria, from Aleppo to Damascus to Kessab. The Armenian communities from the East Coast continue to donate to the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF), along with continued support from the West Coast. The Armenian American Nurses Association (AANA), which was organized following the 1988 Spitak earthquake in Armenia, focused its attention on the new crisis. According to the Presidents of the AANA, Dr. Zarmine Naccashian, the nurses were directed to make donations “in lieu of Christmas gifts from AANA.” A total of $3,500 was collected from this effort. The Glendale Teachers Association (GTA), which is the union that represents over 1,200…

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Syrian Armenian Relief Fund Urgent Appeal

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The situation in Aleppo has turned to the worse in the past few days. The Syrian Armenian Relief Fund received direct information from Aleppo about the continuing bombardments on the city. The Armenian populated area of Nor Keugh has experienced barbaric bombardments from the Turkish supported armed groups. Explosives, mortar shell, missiles, barrel bombs and gas canisters continue to fall on civilian areas. Damage in Nor Kuegh is catastrophic. This area, built by the sweat and blood of Armenians, is being ruined in a rapid pace and the cost to life and property is unimaginable. Nor Keugh is declared a Disaster Zone. The neighborhood, that once was densely populated by Armenians, where schools, churches, community centers, community-owned residences and shops…

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