Telethon 2011: Ara Vardanyan's Appeal
Posted on November 23, 2011
Dear friend,

I write these lines as not only the executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian-Fund, but a citizen of Armenia who knows how important it is to have your trust and active participation in our united work.

For the past 20 years the Himnadram has stood by each and every one of us. It has built over 500 kilometers of roads, 300 kilometers of water lines, 150 kilometers of gas networks, and constructed, renovated, and furnished 230 schools and kindergartens throughout Armenia and Artsakh — that is to say, across our HOMELAND.

Today the goodwill of the Himnadram’s more than 300,000 donors inspires me to call on you to sustain the wonderful tradition of benevolence forged during the past two decades, by supporting the vital development work carried out by the fund.

I am confident that you are concerned about the plight of fellow Armenians and will not hesitate to lend a helping hand to improve their situation, even when you face difficulties yourself. Indeed, each one of us has the opportunity to become a benefactor, to the best of our ability, thereby helping change not only the lives of others, but ours as well.

If we show compassion and contribute even 500 drams to the Himnadram’s pan-Armenian fundraising effort, we will go on to witness the marvelous transformation of villages and cities in Armenia and Artsakh, dozens of which now have access to water and gas and are provided with new schools, hospitals, and community centers, thanks to the steadfast assistance of donors like you.

Let us, therefore, reaffirm our trust in our mission, and yet again join forces to realize our cherished goal of a strong, prosperous, and dynamic homeland.

Thank you for you continued support.

Ara Vardanyan
Executive director, Hayastan All-Armenian Fund

If you live in Armenia, you can text your name and last name or a blank message to the special number 7733 in order to make a 500-dram donation to Telethon 2011. This opportunity is open to subscribers of all three local wireless carriers.

In you live in the Russian Federation, you can make a $10 donation by texting the word “jur” to 7733.

And if you live in the United States, you can make a $10 donation by texting the word “Armenia” to 50555.