7th Annual Benefit for Syrian and Armenian Relief

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Multicultural - Party/Dance

Date & Time: Saturday, September 29, 2018
7:30 PM-1:00 AM
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders
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Armenian Church Of Our Saviour Cultural Center
34 Boynton Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Tickets: $35 in advance. $45 at the door. ($20 teens 13-18yrs. Children 12 & under free.)
Sponsored by: The Armenian Churches of Worcester County
Description: The four Armenian churches of Worcester invite guests to support Armenians in need. Live music, dancing, deluxe mezze, cash bar, and more! guests will enjoy live Armenian, Arabic and Greek dance music. The evening is dedicated to raising funds for Syrian Armenian resettlement in North America and the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR).

Since the start of the crisis in Syria in 2011, thousands of Armenian families have fled to other countries to avoid the atrocities of the ongoing war. In most cases, these families have spent their finances for their travel and by the time they arrive to a safer haven, they are left with hardly any financial resources. Since 2015, the First Armenian Evangelical Church of Montreal has helped hundreds assimilate to their new surroundings. Last years dance efforts helped over 300 families start a new life in Canada, and that number is expected to be matched or grow this year. There are currently 8.4 million Syrian children residing as refugees in neighboring countries. That is 80% of Syrias children. And now over 22,000 Syrian-Armenians have resettled in Armenia.

Talented local musicians, led by Mark Dermugrditchian, will entertain guests. Your admission includes ample delicious Armenian and Middle Eastern delicacies, dessert and coffee.
More Information: E-mail: nicoleleemalo@gmail.com
Entered by: Nicole L. Malo

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Created: August 4, 2018 at 10:40 AM

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