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UAF Reaches $400 Million Mark In Relief Supplies to Armenia

Staff Report

Glendale, CA – The United Armenian Fund’s 132nd airlift arrived in Yerevan on February 27, delivering $3.2 million of humanitarian assistance.

The UAF itself collected $2.6 million of medicines and medical supplies for this flight, most of which were donated by the Catholic Medical Mission Board ($2.4 million) and AmeriCares ($196,000).

Other organizations which contributed goods for this airlift were: Medical Outreach for Armenians ($170,000); Nork Marash Medical Center ($101,000); Armenian General Benevolent Union ($80,000); Armenian Eye Care Project ($31,000); Harut Chantikian of New Jersey ($26,000); Dr. Stephen Kashian of Illinois ($23,000); and Fund for Armenian Relief ($22,000).

Also contributing to this airlift were: Innotech Projects Inc. ($19,000); American University of Armenia ($17,000); Glendale Ghapan Sister City Association ($17,000); Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corp. ($16,000); Bay Area Friends of Armenia ($11,000); and Armenian Gospel Mission ($11,000).

Since its inception in 1989, the UAF has sent $400 million of humanitarian assistance to Armenia on board 132 airlifts and 1,153 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.