UAF’s 128th Airlift Delivers $3.3 Million of Aid to Armenia

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Glendale, CA 91202
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For Immediate Release
3 May 2004
Contact: 818.241.8900

UAF’s 128th Airlift Delivers $3.3 Million of Aid to Armenia

Glendale, CA – The United Armenian Fund’s 128th airlift arrived in Yerevan
on May 1, delivering $3.3 million of humanitarian assistance.

The UAF itself collected $2.9 million of medicines and medical supplies for
this flight, most of which were donated by the Catholic Medical Mission
($2.5 million); Health Partners ($150,000); MAP International ($108,000);
and AmeriCares ($103,000).

Other organizations which contributed goods for this airlift were: Dr.
Stephen Kashian of Illinois ($57,000); Armenian Canadian Medical Association
($52,000); Dr. Viken Garabedian of California ($52,000); Chene France
($39,000); and Shoebox Sharing ($31,000).

Also contributing to this airlift were: Armenian General Benevolent Union
($17,000); Harut Chantikian of New Jersey ($15,000); Armenian Eyecare
Project ($14,000); Prof. Ernst Leumann of Switzerland ($13,000); and U.S.
Department of Agriculture ($12,000).

Since its inception in 1989, the UAF has sent $383 million of humanitarian
assistance to Armenia on board 128 airlifts and 1,043 sea containers.

The UAF is the collective effort of the Armenian Assembly of America, the
Armenian General Benevolent Union, the Armenian Missionary Association of
America, the Armenian Relief Society, the Diocese of the Armenian Church of
America, the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America and the
Lincy Foundation.

For more information, contact the UAF office at 1101 North Pacific Avenue,
Suite 301, Glendale, CA 91202 or call (818) 241-8900.