Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and friends, St. Illuminator’s was able to bring at least a measure of spring joy and hope to some of our brothers and sisters of Artsakh, who are in temporary shelters in Kotayk and Gegharkunik provinces. Through the Armenian Prelacy’s St. Nerses the Great Charitable and Social Organization, St. Illuminator’s distributed spring gifts of $100 to 100 families and their children.
St. Illuminator’s is sponsoring additional such programs in 2021 made possible by the benevolence of our parishioners and friends who gave so unselfishly last year to our Artsakh relief effort. Look for announcements about these efforts in the coming weeks and months. The war forced thousands of Artsakh’s families to flee their homes leaving them to face an uncertain future, so regrettably, the need for such programs will be ongoing for months and perhaps years to come.