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UAF’s 142nd Airlift Delivers Over $11 Million of Aid to Armenia

Staff Report

Glendale, CA (United Armenian Fund) –
The United Armenian Fund’s 142nd airlift arrived in Yerevan on March 17, delivering over $11 million of humanitarian assistance.

The UAF itself collected $10 million worth of medicines and medical supplies for this flight, most of which were donated by the Catholic Medical Mission Board ($8.7 million); AmeriCares ($1.3 million) and C.P. Medical ($50,000).

Other organizations which contributed goods for this airlift were: Armenian EyeCare Project ($700,000); Hope for The City ($48,000); Vahe Enterprises ($48,000); Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corp. ($43,000); Hershey Medical Center ($40,000); Centre D’Assistance Mondiale Armenien de Montreal of Canada ($38,000) and Anahid Yeremian ($30,000).

Also contributing to this airlift were: Permanent Mission of Armenia to the U.N. ($25,000); Armenian Relief Society ($20,000); Fund for Armenian Relief ($18,000); Dr. Samvel Malayan ($15,000); Dr. Nishan Goudsouzian ($13,000) and Dr. Hrair Hovaguimian ($12,000).

Since its inception in 1989, the UAF has sent $469 million of humanitarian assistance to Armenia on board 142 airlifts and 1,424 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 Foundation.

For more information, contact the United Armenia Fund office at 1101 North Pacific Avenue, Suite 204, Glendale, CA, 91202 or call (818) 241-8900.