UAF 131st Airlift Press Release

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UNITED ARMENIAN FUND

1101 N. Pacific Avenue # 301
Glendale, CA 91202
Tel: 818.241.8900
Fax: 818.241.6900

For Immediate Release


6 December 2004


UAF's 131st Airlift Delivers $2.7 Million of Aid to Armenia

Glendale, CA - The United Armenian Fund's 131st airlift arrived in Yerevan on December 6, delivering $2.7 million of humanitarian assistance.

The UAF itself collected $2 million of medicines and medical supplies for this flight, most of which were donated by the Catholic Medical Mission Board ($996,000); AmeriCares ($737,000); MAP International ($167,000); and Health Partners ($55,000).

Other organizations which contributed goods for this airlift were: Dr. Stephen Kashian of Illinois ($104,000); Dr. Haroutune Mekhjian of New Jersey ($94,000); Kardinal-Fings Gymnasium ($71,000); Nork Marash Medical Center ($57,000); Focus Armenia/Dr. Mary Alani ($54,000); Armenian Eyecare Project ($37,000); Armenian Missionary Association of America ($36,000); Michael Ohanian of Massachusetts ($36,000); and the Armenian General Benevolent Union ($36,000).

Also contributing to this airlift were: Anoush Najarian of Massachusetts ($22,000); Bedford/St. Martins ($21,000); Armenian Relief Society ($19,000); Verein Armenienhilfe Direkt of Switzerland ($14,000); Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corp. ($13,000); Harut Chantikian of New Jersey ($12,000); and the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America ($10,000).

Since its inception in 1989, the UAF has sent $395 million of humanitarian assistance to Armenia on board 131 airlifts and 1,136 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.