UAF’s 129th Airlift Delivers $1 Million of Aid to Armenia

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For Immediate Release
28 June 2004
Contact: 818.241.8900

UAF’s 129th Airlift Delivers $1 Million of Aid to Armenia

Glendale, CA – The United Armenian Fund’s 129th airlift arrived in Yerevan
on June 26, delivering $1 million of humanitarian assistance.

The UAF itself collected $262,000 of medicines and medical supplies for this
flight, most of which were donated by AmeriCares ($138,000) and the Catholic
Medical Mission Board ($123,000).

Other organizations which contributed goods for this airlift were: Armenian
Eyecare Project ($351,000); Armenian Missionary Association of America
($78,000); Dr. Mary Alani/Focus Armenia ($62,000); Medical Outreach for
Armenians ($53,000); Foundation Semra ($30,000); Armenian American Medical
Association of California and Knights of Vartan – Sevan Tahlij ($24,000);
Armenian Canadian Medical Association ($22,000); and Nork Marash Medical
Center ($14,000).

Also contributing to this airlift were: Dr. Robert Garabedian of California
($12,000); Arabkir United Children’s Charity Foundation ($11,000); Harut
Chantikian of New Jersey ($11,000); E. Cherian/George Washington University
($11,000); and Dr. Elizabeth Weller of Pennsylvania ($10,000).

Since its inception in 1989, the UAF has sent $385 million of humanitarian
assistance to Armenia on board 129 airlifts and 1,064 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.