MV Genocide Committee donates $3,500 to charity

In keeping with its annual tradition of assisting Armenian charities, the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Merrimack Valley distributed $3,550 to four worthwhile projects, the Armenian Weekly reports.

Charitable contributions paid out this year were $1,300 to Armenian Syrian Relief; $1,000 each to both the Women’s Resource Center (battered women) and Fuller Center for Housing in Armenia, along with $250 to the Armenian Genocide Education Committee of Merrimack Valley.

Over its 20-year existence, some $75,000 has been donated to charities both here and abroad, resulting from net proceeds from an annual commemoration in North Andover.

This year’s commemoration drew 220 guests featuring a memorial concert given by the Arev Armenian Folk Ensemble.

Plans are currently being made for next year’s centennial observance.

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