NEWS Press Releases Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has donated 26 apartments to homeless Gyumri families2016-11-10
Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has donated 26 apartments to homeless Gyumri familiesIn addition to a broad range of infrastructure projects, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund implements several social-assistance programs in Armenia and Artsakh. One such initiative is the Gyumri Housing Project, as a result of which 26 homeless families in Gyumri now live in apartments in the city’s Mush and Ani neighborhoods. The apartments are fully renovated and furnished, and feature a full complement of modern amenities and comforts, including appliances.
The Gyumri Housing Project was launched by Armenia Fund, Inc. in 2014, through a special Telethon held in collaboration with ARTN Shant TV of Los Angeles. The apartments were purchased, renovated, and furnished with proceeds from the 2014 and 2015 special Telethons. The grassroots support raised by these Telethons has been complemented by major contributions from individual benefactors including Antranig Baghdassarian, Vahe Karapetian, Haro and Diana Jordan, Haig Keledjian, Zakar Chaghatzbanian, Dr. Harout Mesrobian, Doctors Vrage and Svetlana Minassian, and Samvel Balasanyan.
The joint Armenia Fund, Inc.-ARTN Shant TV Telethons have made it possible to provide apartments to 22 homeless families. They include the families of Karen Khachatryan, Hovhannes Badoyan, Arsen Khachatryan, Davit Hovsepyan, Shoghik Shaboyan, Yeranuhi Safaryan, Shoghik Antonyan, Goharik Gomktsyan, Natalya Struk, Anna Melkonyan, Arusyak Barseghyan, Roza Erzrumyan, Tereza Bedishova, Anahit Martirosyan, Rima Petrosyan, Aida Stepanyan, Liana Muradyan, Stella Mkrtchyan, Zhenya Grigoryan, Fenya Sahakyan, Ruzanna Yeghoyan, and Nelly Chakhchyan. Soon one more family will be presented with an apartment. The next special Telethon is slated for 2017.
Additionally, ever since 2014, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s German affiliate has been allocating its local proceeds from the annual Pan-European Phoneathon to the Gyumri Housing Project. To date, donations from the German-Armenian community have enabled the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund to provide apartments to four Gyumri families: those of Artur Galstyan, Anahit Sukiasyan, Anna Sargsyan, and Ruzanna Yeghogyan.
Ara Vardanyan, the executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, said that in selecting beneficiaries of the Gyumri Housing Project, priority is given to young, destitute families with multiple children.
Telethon 2016 General sponsor - ARMBUSINESSBANK
Partner - HAYPOST
Come to the Fund to celebrate the Telethon
Story about Tchaikovsky Music School
Europe’s Armenians raise 1.23 million euros in run-up to Armenia Fund Telethon
Armenians of Brasil donated $48000 to the Telethon
Minibus is donated to Children’s Home of Gyumri
Armenians of Canada donated $530000 to the Telethon
Twenty computers donated to the College of Informatics in Yerevan
American elected officials appeal for support of Hayastan All Armenian Fund Telethon
With 700,000 donors worldwide, Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is among organizations most trusted by supporters
Driver Aram. "During these 25 years I was not only a driver, but also a photographer, a project manager and so on..."