New York, New York – Armenia Fund USA is pleased to announce that the 9th International Armenia Fund Telethon recorded an unprecedented success raising more than $13.7 million in pledges to benefit the war-ravaged villages in the south of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Telethon was aired on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2006. The ambitious goal to revitalize the village of Hadrut in the south of Karabakh involves implementing an agricultural development program, creating jobs for farmers, building schools and healthcare centers, roads and water pipelines. Funds for this critically needed project have been secured by the combined efforts of the 20 affiliates of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.
The Telethon, which was broadcasted in more than 20 major cities throughout the United States, marks the highest result ever achieved by almost doubling last year’s result of $7.7 million. President of Nagorno-Karabakh Arkady Ghoukassian, was present with many honored guests and program participants at Studios.