Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Donating Over $400,000 To Lebanon

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After the tragic explosion of the Beirut port, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund launched a fundraiser to provide urgent support for Lebanese-Armenians affected by the catastrophe.

The initiative, which goal was to raise $300,000, was able to raise $412,000.

The donations will be used to support teachers, education, and media outlets of the Armenian community in Lebanon.

The Fund announced that $310,000 of the total donations will be used to pay salaries of teachers in Armenian educational institutions for the first quarter of the upcoming academic year.

“The additional donation of $100,000 will be directed to the implementation of educational programs,” said the Fund in a statement.

“Another $13,000 will be donated to Armenian media outlets operating in Lebanon: Ararat, Zartonk, Azdak, Vana Dzayn, and Radio Sevan.”

Executive Director of the Hayastan All Armenian Fund, Haykak Arshamyan, is currently in Beirut to deliver the donation.

Two weeks ago, the Hayastan All Armenian Fund organized a fundraising concert “For You Lebanon” to help Lebanese-Armenians impacted by the blast.

Lebanon is home to hundreds of thousands of Lebanese-Armenians. Their community was among those directly affected by the tragedy of August 4th.