We witnessed death and destruction in the 1988 Earthquake.
We saw villages razed and thousands uprooted in Artsakh.
We continue to bear the scars of the Genocide, displaced from our homeland and crippled by the murder of our race and the desecration of our history.
But in our moments of despair, activists, humanitarians and relief organizations came to our aid.
They helped us survive calamity.
Over the years, we too came to the aid of others, lobbying congress to support the cause of Cyprus and to end the Genocide in Darfur. We joined in the movement to expose child abduction in Uganda and raised money for the victims of Katrina. Locally, we rallied our community to donate blood, collected food for the homeless, and spoke out against worker exploitation in our community.
As Armenians, as humanitarians, it’s time again to respond, to help the victims and survivors of the Haiti disaster. This is our moment.
Fundraise and Donate, then send the AYF your message about why everyone should contribute to the fundraising. Record your messages on your webcams or on your phones and e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can share your message with other Armenians around the world.