LOS ANGELES–The Largest Armenian-American Organizations in the Western United States have issued an appeal to the Armenian American community to rally around this year’s Armenia Fund Telethon, which will focus on raising funds for the revival of Shushi.
Below is the test of the appeal:
United Appeal of the Largest Armenian Organizations of the Western United States
ACTING in the spirit of pan-Armenian unity,
CONSIDERING the prosperity of Armenia and Artsakh as an undisputed priority for the Armenian Diaspora and
RECOGNIZING the remarkable achievements of Armenia Fund (“Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund), an institution, which for the past 17 years has united all major Diaspora-based Armenian organizations around the world under the mission of providing large-scale infrastructure development and humanitarian assistance to the Homeland,
We, the undersigned
REAFFIRM our unequivocal support to the mission and goals of Armenia Fund and
CALL on each and every Armenian-American to bring his or her generous participation in the upcoming Armenia Fund International Thanksgiving Day Telethon to air live on Thursday, November 26, 2009, dedicated to the rehabilitation of an iconic cradle of Armenian culture and arts, the heroic town of Shushi that was severely damaged in the course of the Artsakh Liberation War.
It is up to each and every Armenian to ensure the prosperity of our Homeland and security of its borders.
October 19, 2009
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Archbishop Hovnan Derderian
Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America
Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian
Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
Reverend Joseph Matossian
Minister to the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America
Father Antoine Saroyan
Armenian Catholic Eparchy of U.S. and Canada
Dr. Hampig Sarafian
Chairman, Social Democratic Hunchakian Party of Western USA
Mr. Avedik Izmirlian
Representative, Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Western U.S. Central Committee
Mr. Hagop Nazarian
Chairman, Armenian Democratic Liberal (Ramgavar) Party, U.S. Western Region
Mrs. Sossie Poladian
Chair, Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, Inc.
Mr. Berj Shahbazian
Chairman, AGBU Southern California District Committee
Mr. Al Cabraloff
Southern California Regional Council Armenian Assembly of America