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.