23 March 2013, 16:55
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Telethon 2012

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund concluded its 15th International Telethon by raising $21,422,477 in donations and pledges. The traditional telethon broadcast from Los Angeles culminated the Hayastan Fund’s global fundraising campaigns that included phonathons, gala dinners and charity concerts. Under the slogan “Our Village,” the funds collected through the 2012 fundraising drive will help construct community centers in rural regions of Artsakh and provide assistance to Syrian-Armenians. The geography of the telethon covered Armenia and the Nagorno- Karabakh Republic, Russia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Greece, Italy, U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, India, Iran and Kuwait. The Artsakh Republic President attended the Moscow-hosted gala dinner party of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, where Russian Armenian businessmen made a $12 million contribution. Ten percent of the newly collected funds will be used for providing humanitarian assistance to Syria’s Armenian community that is increasingly suffering from the conflict in the Middle Eastern state.

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