31 DECENBER 2017 – GIVE A HOME TO A WOUNDED SOLDIER
This holiday season, your donations can give a home to a family of a wounded soldier in Artsakh!
Mher Araqelyan, a 35 year old father of one, was heavily wounded last year while fighting to defend his native land.
In April 2016, the people of Artsakh suffered unprecedented violence, as Azerbaijan launched unprovoked assaults along its eastern border. This escalation has been known as the “April War” or “Four-Day War.”
Mher Araqelyan is one of the soldiers mobilized to protect Artsakh during this war. He was heavily injured at a front-line base near Jibrayil and has since been facing serious health difficulties. Because of his thigh wound, he is prohibited from doing any physical work and is unable to stand for extended periods. Mher is set to undergo another difficult surgery soon.
Mher and his wife will soon become parents for the second time – they are expecting a child. As they prepare to welcome their second child, their only New Year’s wish is to have a home they can call their own.
One year ago, Mher risked his life and sacrificed his health to protect the ancestral homeland of all Armenians. Today, your donations can help his family start a new life in their own home.
To purchase and renovate a house for Mher’s family in his native Karmir Shuka, the Tufenkian Foundation has already raised 10,000 USD. We need another 15,000 USD to support this family, and contributions of any size will help.
Giving them a home of their own is the least we can do in gratitude for Mher’s bravery. Let’s make his dream a reality!
Since April 2016, when the Tufenkian Foundation started its “Housing Support to Wounded Soldiers” initiative, it has built, renovated or purchased homes for families of 8 soldiers in Artsakh. The construction of the 9th soldier’s house is currently underway. Find out more here.
You can also make your donation by mailing a check, payable to the Tufenkian Foundation, to: The Tufenkian Foundation
20 Capitol Drive
Moonachie, NJ 07074
We are truly grateful for your support. Together, we can achieve our goal and provide this wonderful family with a home.