Hayastan All-Armenian fund raised $12,505,456 in its annual 2017 telethon aired live for 24 hours from November 23 to 24.
The money transfers received from this year’s fund-raising event entitled “Fruitful Artsakh” will be directed to the implementation of two major projects: drilling of deep-water wells and development of a new irrigation networks, and launch of solar power stations.The telethon is held annually in Los Aneles, United States.
Since its inception in 1992, the fund has implemented over 50,000 projects in Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) thanks to the total of $350 million worth donations received from about 700,000 benefactors.
The 2016 telethon, entitled My Artsakh, raised $ 15,428. The money was directed to the rebuilding of cities and towns affected in military operations, security and defense strengthening programs and the construction of houses for families with many children.