An Appeal to the Armenian Community of the Eastern United States

Dear Compatriots,

The whole world is shocked by the horrific explosion that struck the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4. This dreadful disaster also hit the Lebanese-Armenian community, where many compatriots were killed and injured, numerous organizations, cultural, educational and church institutions were destroyed, and the homes and businesses of thousands of Armenians were damaged. This catastrophe has exacerbated the many difficulties the Lebanese-Armenian community already faces.

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern United States Central Committee extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims, offers wishes for a rapid recovery of the injured, and appeals to all compatriots, organizations and institutions in our community to immediately reach out to assist the devastated Lebanese Armenian community through their donations.

We look forward to continuing our work in the region that began months ago, with more impetus and the support of each and every one of you, through your donations to the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of the Eastern Region and the Armenian Cultural Association of America. All collected funds will go through the same appropriate and trusted channel and serve to help heal the wounds of our Armenian compatriots in Lebanon. 

ARF Eastern Region
Central Committee
Watertown, Massachusetts

ARF Eastern US Central Committee

ARF Eastern US Central Committee

The ARF Eastern Region Central Committee’s headquarters is the Hairenik Building in Watertown, Mass. The ARF Eastern Region’s media and bookstore are also housed in this building, as are various other important Armenian community organizations. The ARF Eastern Region holds a convention annually and calls various consultative meetings and conferences throughout the year.


  1. Ammonium nitrate exploding and taking out several city blocks, because things aren’t already 2020 enough.

  2. Why are the donations (Paygistix) to Lebanon are restricted to be made only from U.S.A.-Canada-registered credit cards? Why isn’t Europe included in this initiative?

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