The European Phonethon, humanitarian operation organized by the Armenian Fund of France to Armenia, Karabakh and the affected population in Syria, under the sign of solidarity and sharing and sponsored this year by Adriana Karembeu and Patrick Fiori has closed this Sunday, November 23, 2014.
Through phone calls given by nearly 750 volunteers from Orange platforms (Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Toulouse), plus 1.37 million € were collected in pledges in Europe with 60,000 families and companies contacted during this operation.
For the president of the Armenian Fund of France, Bedros Terzian, “Once again, neither the economic crisis nor the uncertainties of all kinds began the unwavering solidarity of our volunteers and donors with Armenia, Karabakh and distressed populations in Syria. In the year 2014, through their dedication and generosity, France, Germany, Greece, Switzerland and Belgium, as in all countries where the Armenian Fund is established, they send a strong message of hope in the coming soon.
Thousands of poor families will benefit from projects that these gifts will achieve: Agricultural Development in Armenia; rural centers of social action in Karabakh; construction of the Vardenis-Mardakert highway; etc. Over 1.24 million € in pledges from France, Germany € 71,000, € 27,000 from Switzerland, Greece € 21,000, € 6,000 in Belgium, etc. Similar operations are taking place right now in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina and Lebanon, as well as in Armenia and Karabakh.
The Phonethon continues after 23 November. You can make donations through the website or phone www.fondsarmenien.org: No. Azur (cost of a local call) 0810 24 24 24, until 31 December 2014.
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