UAF’s 147th Airlift Delivers $4 Million of Aid to Armenia


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Glendale, CA 91202
Tel: 818.241.8900
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Press Release

May 17, 2008

UAF’s 147th Airlift Delivers
$4 Million of Aid to Armenia

Glendale, CA – The United Armenian Fund’s 147th airlift arrived in Yerevan
on May 17, delivering over $4 million of humanitarian assistance.
The UAF itself collected $3.9 million of medicines and medical supplies for
this flight, donated by the Catholic Medical Mission Board ($2.4 million);
AmeriCares ($1.4 million) and Direct Relief International ($76,000).
Other organizations which contributed goods for this airlift were: Dr.
Stephen Kashian ($88,000); Foundation Semra Plus of Switzerland ($30,000);
Orthopedic Technique & Rehabilitation of Switzerland ($25,000); Gregory H.J
Park ($24,000); Harut Chantikian ($22,000) and Howard Karagheusian
Commemorative Corp. ($22,000).
Also contributing supplies to this airlift were: Armenian Relief Society
($12,000); Fund for Armenian Relief ($5,000) and Armenian General Benevolent
Union ($5,000).
Since its inception in 1989, the UAF has sent $526 million of humanitarian
assistance to Armenia on board 147 airlifts and 1,575 sea containers.
The UAF is the collective effort of the Armenian Assembly of America,
Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian Missionary Association of
America, Armenian Relief Society, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America,
Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America and The Lincy
For more information, contact the UAF office at 1101 North Pacific Avenue,
Suite 204, Glendale, CA 91202 or call (818) 241-8900.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS