Philanthropist Samvel Karapetyan Pledges $1 Million to 2015 Telethon

YEREVAN—The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund recently announced that Russian-Armenian industrialist and benefactor Samvel Karapetyan has pledged to contribute $1 million to the fund’s upcoming Thanksgiving Day Telethon.

The telethon’s primary goal this year is to raise funds for the construction of single-family homes for families in Nagorno-Karabagh who have five or more children and lack adequate housing. Thanks to Karapetyan’s donation, some 115 children and their parents will be provided with comfortable, fully furnished homes.

“We are grateful to our friend Samvel Karapetyan, who for years has generously supported our projects,” said Ara Vardanyan, the executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. “I’m confident that many of our compatriots will follow in his footsteps.”

The telethon will air for 12 hours on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).


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