LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2020) — In an unprecedented show of solidarity with the people of Armenia and Artsakh, donors in the US raised $22.9 million during Armenia Fund’s 23rd Annual Telethon campaign which began on November 9 and culminated with the Armenia Fund Thanksgiving Day Telethon.
The four-hour telethon united the Armenian-American community in a show of strength and determination to help those back in the homeland who are going through their most difficult time in a generation. Armenia Fund had already raised $80 million to provide much-needed aid to displaced and impacted individuals, which brings the total raised in the US to more than $102 million.
“We are humbled by the response of the Armenian-American community and all who donated during this telethon,” said Maria Mehranian, Armenia Fund Board Chair. “The funds will continue to be used to provide much-needed humanitarian aid and shelter to some 100,000 displaced Armenians. We have also airlifted 150-tons of essential medical supplies and equipment.” Donations collected were also used to purchase and distribute electric generators, ambulances, firewood, electric and gas heating equipment.
The 23rd Armenia Fund Thanksgiving Day Telethon streamed globally via ArmeniaFund.org and broadcast nationwide on DirecTV and U-Verse. It was also available over-the-air in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno and New York media markets. Photos and a video highlight reel from the event are available here.
About Armenia Fund
Established in 1994 in Los Angeles, California, Armenia Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-governmental, non-political corporation that has implemented over $120 million of infrastructure development assistance and humanitarian aid worldwide.