Armenian-Australian Fundraiser for Beirut Armenians Reaches Fifty Thousand Dollars

By armenia.com.au | Thursday, 13 August 2020



SYDNEY: The Armenian-Australian community's joint Facebook fundraiser for the Armenians of Lebanon has reached $50,000, and is still ongoing.

We all watched in horror as a port hangar exploded on August 4th, resulting in over 135 deaths and 5,000 injuries to date. Sadly, the explosion was in close proximity to heavily Armenian-populated towns, including Bourj Hammoud, Khalil Badawi, Hadjin, Mar Mikhael, Achrafieh, Antelias and Beirut, resulting so far in a count of 13 community deaths and over 250 injuries.

The fundraiser, branded #BachigsForBeirut and supported by all major Armenian-Australian organisations, reached $24,000 in 24 hours and has now surpassed $50,000.

Now is the time to give back to a community which has historically – and until the recent disaster – stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Motherland, Artsakh and Diasporan communities.

Please help us to help all those who are are in need. Click here to donate by credit card.

The urgency of the situation is such that we need to act NOW. Please help us to ameliorate the suffering of our compatriots by donating generously to this united community appeal.

This Appeal is being supported by:

Armenian Apostolic Church of Australia
Armenian Catholic Church of Australia
Armenian Evangelical Church of Australia
Armenian Revolutionary Federation - Australia
Social Democrat Hunchakian Party - Australia
Armenian Democratic Liberal (Ramgavar) Party - Australia
Armenian Relief Society of Australia
Armenian General Benevolent Union - Sydney Chapter
Armenian Missionary Association of Australia
Armenian National Committee of Australia
Hamazkaine Cultural and Educational Society - Australia
Tekeyan Cultural Association - Australia
Nor Serount Cultural Association - Australia
Homenetmen Sporting & Scouting Association - Australia
Armenian Youth Federation of Australia
Dkhrouni Youth Association - Australia
Armenian Church Youth Association
AGBU Youth
Armenian Resource Centre of Australia
Armenia Media Inc.

All funds raised on behalf of the Armenian-Australian Community, will be deposited into the dedicated Crisis Fund of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia.

Click here to donate by credit card.

Or direct transfer to:
Account: Armenian Relief Society of Australia
BSB: 062-295
Account Number: 10425848

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