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Photo Highlights of the Week – Los Angeles

From March 29, 2019 to April 4, 2019, the ARS Central Executive Board convened its 27th Meeting at the Hovhannes and Hripsime Jivalagian Center in Pasadena, CA. During the week, ARS Central Executive Board Members, ARS Executive Director, and staff members also met with several community organizations and leaders. Here is a summary of their visits. […]

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ARS Event During the 63rd Session of the United Nation’s CSW

New York, NY – The Armenian Relief Society (ARS), in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations (UN), held a panel discussion during the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Conference entitled, “Developing Infrastructure & Access to Public Services to Improve Gender Equality” on March 11, […]

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Give Love, Spread Hope

Flowers, chocolates, and cards may be romantic, but they’ve also been done before. Your favorite person deserves something more unique. We created a Valentine’s Day Guidebook that can help you with an idea of what to get your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister, favorite tantig (auntie), or ungerouhi (friend) and support your favorite charity at the same time. […]

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ARS’ “Hai Sird” Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

A month ago, His Holiness Aram I declared the year 2019 “Year of the Armenian Press.” Evaluating basic achievements and events connected with the start and evolution of the Armenian Press, inevitably we come face to face with the undeniable value of the uniquely robust role it has played globally in the survival and progress of […]

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ARS Michael Aram Plates

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children,” said Nelson Mandela, one of our world’s great leaders and visionaries. Mandela knew that by investing in children, we are investing in our collective future.  We couldn’t agree more!  That’s why through various projects, the Armenian […]

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Untold Accounts: Arpie Balian

Untold Accounts: Thirty Years Later That is how I titled this series of short stories that depict the untold accounts of the emergency assistance rendered by the Armenian Relief Society, Inc. (ARS) to the victims of the devastating earthquake that shook the North of Armenia on December 7, 1988.  Thirty years have passed, but I […]

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Բացում Հոգեբանական Կեդրոնի Կումայրիի Մէջ

Դոկտ. Մելինէ Գարագաշեան Մայիս 25-ին Կումայրիի մէջ, բացումը կատարուեցաւ Հայ Օգնութեան Միութեան Արեւմտեան Միացեալ Նահանգներու Երկրաշարժի Օգնութեան Ֆոնտին հովանաւորած՝ Հոգեբուժական Մասնաճիւղի Քլինիքին: Քլինիքի կառուցումը մէկ տարուայ աշխատանք էր, որ կատարուեցաւ դժուարին պայմաններու տակ, նկատի ունենալով շինարարութեան անհամար արգելքները աղէտեալ գօտիին մէջ: Վայրը տրամադրուած էր ՀՕՄին քաղաքապետութեան կողմէ: Հարիւր յիսունէ աւելի հիւրերը ներկայացուցիչներ էին քաղաքական, առողջապահական […]

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Thirty Years After

After the devastating Spitak earthquake — that marked the closure of 20th century’s dark list of countless catastrophes – the following three troubled decades left behind a violent legacy of epochal confrontations, armed clashes, retreat, collapse and resurgence – an era of instability full of contradictions, that confronts us and all living things on this […]

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ARS Earthquake Report: Europe & Middle East

On December 7, 1988, a catastrophic earthquake ripped through Armenia, decimating the town of Spitak and surrounding areas. Read about the activities of Earthquake relief from ARS chapters of Europe and Middle East. EUROPE Blue Cross of France The Blue Cross of France was able to raise 19,419,719 francs ($3,233,286 USD) and receive 5 million […]

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ARS Earthquake Report: Part 3

The communities in the diaspora sprang into action on December 7, 1988 to collectively provide crucial assistance after the Spitak Earthquake. Here is a report of activities from 1989-1992 of the Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA, Inc. ARS Canada – Armenian Relief Society of Canada – Հ.Օ.Մ-ի Գանատայի Շրջան, HOM Sudamérica and Armenian Relief Society Australia ARS of […]

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