LOS ANGELES — Friday, September 30, 2011 marked the launch of Armenia Fund’s 14th International Telethon campaign. The live 12 hour program is set to air on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011 and will raise funds for the development of drinking and irrigation water systems in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic).

“Thanks to your generous donation, 26,880 residents of Artsakh received round-the-clock supply of fresh, clean drinking water in their households. This is a tangible, real accomplishment that changed the lives of 26,880 people for the better. Additionally, 33,210 acres of land are being irrigated allowing people in Artsakh to grow fruits, vegetables and grains as well as keep livestock” stated Ara Aghishian, Chairman of Armenia Fund, Inc.

The dinner reception, hosted at the residence of Armenia Fund U.S. Western Region Chairman, Ara Aghishian and his wife Julia, attracted long time donors and supporters of the Fund. The event has become a tradition where the official logo of the telethon is unveiled, kicking off the campaign and rallying the greater Armenian-American community around one mission: to help strengthen Armenia.

The honor of unveiling the official Telethon 2011 Logo, designed by Los Angeles based graphic artist Edik Balaian, was given to Mr. Levon Kiradzhyan, a long time Armenia Fund donor, who has donated more than 253 times, since the organization?s inception.

Present at the event was the Honorable Hranush Hakobyan, Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia, the Honorable Grigor Hovhanissian, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles, as well as representatives of Armenia Fund?s Corporate Board.

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