Over $12 Million Raised For Armenia In U.S. And EuropeNov 25th, 2011 | Category: Lead Article, Social
By Vigen Margaryan
YEREVAN, November 25 – Over $12.286.478 was raised for the Republic of Armenia Fund during the telethon aired throughout major Armenian American communities.
The 14th Armenia Fund telethon launched on November 24 and lasted till November 25.
This year the telethon focused on water supply development projects in the Republic of Armenia and Karabakh.
The donations were made through calls, SMS’s, bank transfers, as well as through online donations (donate.himnadram.org).
Of the total amount, $1.7 million was raised in Europe, primarily in France, through a phonathon held between November 17 and 20.
Previous year the telethon raised over $20.8 million, $15.8 million in 2009 and in 2008 the sum was $35.9 million.