UAF 135th 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

30 September 2005

UAF's 135th Airlift Delivers $1.8 Million of Aid to Armenia

Glendale, CA - The United Armenian Fund's 135th airlift arrived in Yerevan on September 30, delivering 1.8 million of humanitarian assistance.

The UAF itself collected ($712,000) of medicines and medical supplies for this flight, almost all of it donated by the Catholic Medical Mission Board.

Other organizations which contributed goods for this airlift were: Mekhitarist Congregation of Armenian Fathers ($684,000); Nork Marash Medical Center ($86,000); Shushi Music School Society ($43,000); Armenian American Cultural Association ($43,000); Foundation Semra ($33,000) and Fund for Armenian Relief ($32,000).

Also contributing to this airlift were: Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corp. ($23,000); Armenian Missionary Association of America ($20,000); Armenian General Benevolent Union ($13,000); Western Diocese of the Armenian Church ($12,000) and AmeriCares ($12,000).

Since its inception in 1989, the UAF has sent $415 million of humanitarian assistance to Armenia on board 135 airlifts and 1,237 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.