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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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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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ARS Recognizes Donors and Volunteers (in English & Armenian)

(Glendale, CA.) – In an intimate ceremony organized to recognize the generosity of donors who have contributed to the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA during the past couple of years, more than 120 ARS members and guests gathered at the ARS Regional Headquarters in Glendale, Calif. on June 21,…...

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5,253 Pairs of Nikes for Student Athletes Arrive in Armenia

An unprecedented donation of 5,253 pairs of brand new Nike shoes has just arrived in Armenia, as a result of the combined efforts of the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS-WUSA), United Armenian Fund, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board. A total of 40 palettes filled with 5,253 new…...

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Kechichian Named “Woman of the Year” by Cong. Schiff

Glendale, CA.- Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western U.S.A. has another member added to the ranks of recipient of the “Woman of the Year” award by Representative Adam Schiff (29th Congressional District). Maro Kechichian who holds the position of Secretary at the Armenian Relief Society of Western U.S.A. regional headquarters…...

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“Lori” the 27th ARS Chapter Is Established in Northern SFV Area

North Hills, CA.- The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western U.S.A., Regional Executive is pleased to announce the establishment of the 27th chapter in the region with members residing in the Northern San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California.  On March 17, 2011, seventeen new members took their oath…...

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ARS Calls On Community To Help Disaster-Struck Japan (in English and Armenian)

Following the catastrophic earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the northeastern region of Japan, the world became eyewitness to the inconceivable devastation caused to the country and the Japanese people. As a worldwide humanitarian organization, the Armenian Relief Society has always lent a helping hand to all those who find…...

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Western Region’s Concluding ARS Centennial Event

Armenian Relief Society members, supporters, and donors filled the Regional Headquarters in Glendale on Sunday, January 16, 2011 for a reception in anticipation of the ARS Centennial Album’s presentation and unveiling of the names of the Centennial Fund’s major sponsors. The Centennial Album includes a synopsis of 100 years of…...

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Houston Commemorates ARF 120th and ARS 100th Anniversaries

HOUSTON, Texas—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation “Aghpuir Serop” and the Armenian Relief Society “Shogher” chapters of Houston jointly organized a dinner dance to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the ARF and the Centennial of the ARS. The St. Kevork Church hall served as the meeting location for 160 people from the…...

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Kedashen Chapter

The ARS Kedashen Chapter was founded in 1997 in the City of Riverside, in Riverside County, California. In 1995, the Riverside Armenians felt that there was a need to teach the new generation the Armenian language. Herip Tolmajian and Hagop Nenejian contacted community members to establish a Saturday School, which…...

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