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Young Armenian Women Inspired to Volunteer After ARS Focus Group

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA’s Anahid Chapter held a focus group with young women on March 6, 2014, at Ferrahian High School in Encino, Calif. The purpose of the event was for chapter organizers to connect with a younger generation and learn their perspective about community work. A…...

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ARS Armenia-Artsakh Fund benefits from ANC-PN (in English & Armenian)

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA accepted a $1,250 donation in benefit of the ARS Armenia-Artsakh Fund from the Armenian National Committee-Professionals Network (ANC-PN) on February 19, 2014. Regional Executive Chairperson Lena Bozoyan accepted the donation on behalf of the ARS.  The ANC-PN delegation was led by Linda Adran.…...

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ARS Social Services in Hollywood Gets $50,000 Grant From Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (in English & Armenian)

Thanks to a generous grant from Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (13th District), the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA’s Social Services office in Hollywood will be able to continue its valued service to the community. The ARS-WUSA Regional Executive is pleased to announce that the Council member has…...

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Hamaspure Chapter

Service Area: Salt Lake City, Utah Last Hamaspure Chapter Executive Garine Bekearian, Chairperson Ohannes Megerdichian, Vice Chairperson Sona Avedikian, Secretary Houry Megerdichian, Treasurer Yervant Aksay, Recording Secretary                   Chapter History The ARS Hamaspure Chapter was established in 1985 in Salt Lake City,…...

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Third Annual ARS Winter Wonderland Coming to Glendale

Winter Wonderland comes back to Glendale next weekend, February 1 and 2, 2014, courtesy the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS). In its third year, the event brings snow to the grounds of the St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church, delighting adults and children, many of whom have never seen…...

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Retirement Recognition for Louisa Gourjian After 25 Years of Services to the ARS (In English & Armenian)

Glendale, CA- The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS) Regional Christmas Party was once again well attended with almost 350 ARS volunteer and staff members, and guests. This year, the party also served to give recognition to Louisa Gourjian, the ARS Social Services Fiscal Director, as she retired after…...

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Appeal: Lend a Hand to Educate a New Generation in Javakhk (English & Armenian)

As a humanitarian taskforce, the Javakhk Fund Committee of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western USA is cognizant of the determination of the communities in Javakhk (Georgia) to preserve the Armenian heritage. Recently, the committee has focused its efforts on Akhaltskha, where substantial number of Armenians live and the…...

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ARS Celebrates the Year of the Armenian Mother (in English & Armenian)

Performers Nune Avetisyan and Hovannes Shahbazian entertained to celebrate the “Year of the Armenian Mother” and raise funds for Armenian Relief Society (ARS) programs in the Western United States on December 8, 2013, at the Brandview Banquet Hall in Glendale, California. ARS-WUSA General Manager Jasik Jarahian, who emceed the event,…...

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President of Nagorno Karabakh Republic Visits ARS Center (in English & Armenian)

ARS Social Services Distributes Thanksgiving Cheer Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan visited the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western USA headquarters in Glendale on November 26, 2013. Prior to the President’s meeting with the ARS representatives, he visited with needy children who were awaiting a concert and turkey…...

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Government Officials Support ARS Fundraiser for Hollywood Social Services (in Armenian)

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS) Regional Executive hosted a fundraiser for its Hollywood Social Services office – a long-standing, free community resource – so that it can continue to provide services at no charge to the community at large. In attendance were key elected officials, including Rep.…...

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