Fundraising efforts to benefit the Armenian community in Syria are continuing. Funds raised through the Fund for Syrian Armenian Relief are being transferred to the special fund that has been established in Lebanon by the Catholicosate of Cilicia to help the community, especially to keep the schools open, and to provide humanitarian aid to families who have been displaced or injured because of the ongoing civil strife.
A fundraising luncheon organized by the New York Mayr Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society took place at the Byblos Restaurant in New York last Sunday with more than one hundred in attendance. Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, attended and encouraged everyone to pray for the safety of the Armenian community in Syria and to make generous donations to help the community.