LOS ANGELES — On March 8, 2015, the Assyrian American Association of Southern California (AAASC), with its headquarters in North Hollywood, will be holding a prayer vigil followed by an
emergency fundraiser for the recent attacks against Assyrian Christians in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State or ISIS. The fate of 200 Assyrian Christians captured by ISIS still remain uncertain.

Most recently the Islamic State has destroyed ancient Assyrian artifacts in the cities of Mosul and Nimrud, and is trying to erase a history that is known as the cradle of civilization. Assyrians have been in that region for more than 6000 years – spanning centuries of rich history – and are now a people in diaspora spread across the globe. Once fully uprooted from their homeland, assimilation and the complete extinction of the Assyrian people is inevitable.

The Assyrian communities in diaspora have orchestrated a mass fundraising campaign to benefit the Khabour relief effort. Two primary Assyrian charities, the Assyrian Aid Society (www.aas.org) and the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization (www.theacero.org), have collectively raised over $300,000 for relief efforts to families and the helpless in Syria this week. All proceeds from the AAASC fundraiser will also be donated in equal portions to both these charities.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 6:00pm at the Assyrian American Association of Southern California. 5901 Cahuenga Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Baku Condemns “Voice of America” Film on Nagorno Karabakh

Baku has strongly condemned a documentary film about Nagorno-Karabakh aired by the…

Rep. Ed Royce Selected as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON DC — Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Representative Edward Royce (R-CA) was selected…

Armenian Crisis Talks Cancelled, Pashinian Calls for New Protest Rally for Wednesday

YEREVAN — Planned negotiations aimed at ending the continuing political crisis in…

Karabakh Celebrates 23rd Anniversary of Independence

STEPANAKERT — Artsakh has celebrated the 23rd anniversary of declaration of independence…