An Exemplary Christmas Appeal to Assist Syrian-Armenians

An Exemplary Christmas Appeal to Assist Syrian-Armenians

Friday, December 21st, 2012 | Posted by Contributor

The Sis Compatriotic & Cultural Society delegation appear with the
SARF Chairperson: Harry Nourian, Zaven Khanjian, Elo Haddadian, Appo
Jabarian and Hagop Koulayan

GLENDALE – As the crisis in Syria continues, so do the acts of
kind-hearted Armenian-Americans to help the Syrian Armenians.

Rafi and Sarkis Ourfalian of the law firm Ourfalian & Ourfalian
contributed $7,000 to the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF) in lieu
of gifts and greeting cards for this Christmas season. They sent a
letter to their friends and associates urging them to do the same, `We
encourage all our friends to remember those less fortunate than
ourselves in the spirit of the holidays and do what you can to help
their plight.’

SARF Executive Council Chairperson, Zaven Khanjian, said of the
donation, `It is exemplary and very encouraging that the Christmas
spirit continues to direct charity-minded individuals and firms to
help sustain Armenians in Syria.’ Khanjian added that the Sis
Compatriotic & Cultural Society had raised $4,200 for Syrian

Share your Christmas gifts with the Syrian Armenians too. Mail your
tax-exempt contribution to Syrian Armenian Relief Fund, P.O. Box 1948,
Glendale, CA 91209-1948 or donate by credit card at

The following churches, charities and organizations came together to
form the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund: Armenian Catholic Eparchy in
North America; Armenian Evangelical Union of North America; Western
Diocese of the Armenian Church; Western Prelacy of the Armenian
Apostolic Church of America; Armenian General Benevolent Union;
Armenian Missionary Association of America; Armenian Relief Society of
Western U.S.A.; Armenian Democratic Liberal Party; Armenian
Revolutionary Federation-Western U.S.A.; and Social Democrat
Hunchakian Party-Western U.S.A.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“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