WATERTOWN – The grave situation in Armenia and Karabagh created in April of this year wreaked great financial and human damage, as well as aroused great concerns among Armenians throughout the world. The Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of the United States and Canada could not remain indifferent to these circumstances. Its Central Board has pledged to send $50,000 to aid the families of victims of the fighting as well as the wounded.
Half of this amount ($25,000) is being sent and its distribution will soon begin. The rest is being raised through fundraising. It is important to note that no administrative fee is involved, and all money donated will be sent directly to recipients.
The administration of the aid will be similar to that of the already existing Sponsor A Teacher Program run by the TCA of the US and Canada. The organization has an official representative in Armenia who distributes aid to teachers in Karabagh and Armenia. The same representative will directly manage the distribution of aid to the war victims and their families so that there will be no other local intermediaries involved in the distribution process.
Lists of Artsakh victim families have been compiled. The beneficiaries will be soldiers wounded in the conflict and the families of martyred soldiers. They will be visited individually and receipts obtained. Donors and the public will be informed in a transparent process.
Those who wish to contribute to this campaign may make their donations out to the Tekeyan Cultural Association, Inc. (Memo: Artsakh Fund), and send them to 755 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For more information, contact 617 924-4455 or email [email protected].