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Holy Etchmiadzin Launches Artsakh Outreach Campaign

Holy Etchmiadzin Launches Artsakh Outreach Campaign

The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the auspices of His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has launched a global relief effort to help displaced families from Artsakh.

In the aftermath of the unprovoked, surprise attack on Artsakh, on September 27, 2020, some 40,000 Armenians—individuals and families who lost their homes in Artsakh, and now have no place to return—will remain in Armenia for the foreseeable future.

Adding to the devastation of a national economic crisis and the worldwide pandemic, Armenia is now a place of refuge for thousands of wounded soldiers, bereaved families, and displaced citizens of Artsakh—all in dire need of financial, spiritual, medical, and psychological support.

Called “Artsakh Outreach,” the new mission of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin aims to raise support throughout the global Armenian community, and deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in their time of need.

Your generous contribution of a few dollars a day can sustain an entire family as it confronts the trials of displacement, resettlement or repatriation, and building a new life in the aftermath of war. Donations will provide food, shelter, basic necessities and utilities.

Donors can opt to “adopt” a family or make one-time contributions in any amount. Adoption options include supporting one person at $125 per month; a family of two to four at $220 per month; or a family of five to seven at $275 per month.

As winter sets in, the people of Artsakh and Armenia are especially vulnerable and in need of support. Sponsors are encouraged to make at least a four-month commitment; those wishing to communicate with the individuals or families they are assisting will be provided with details. 

One-time gifts in any amount are also welcome and will go a long way in supporting this effort. Every gift makes a difference in this time of need. Donations can be made online or via check to your local parish or Diocesan Center. For information, contact Laura Gononian at lgononian@yahoo.com.