ANTELIAS–Lebanon–In a letter sent to the Executive Director of the All-Armenian Fund–Raffi Hovannissian–His Holiness Aram I–Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia–stated that the Catholicosate of Cilicia will allocate funds for the construction of a four story housing facility in the Giumri region of Armenia.
The amount necessary for the completion of the building is $102,852 of which the Catholicos promised to send $84,871 immediately.
Aram I–who is on the Fund’s Board of Trustees–assured that with a collective effort–the rebuilding process will be a success. $375,000 has already been allocated to the Fund with the help of the Lebanese-Armenian community.
The Armenian community as a whole has already stepped up in helping the Gumri region in its time of need. The money allocated by the community was used to build four resident buildings in the region.