Right after the devastating explosion that took place in Beirut almost a week ago, the Central Board of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) immediately made calls for donations to all parts of the world to send support to the Lebanese-Armenians through a special fund for assistance quickly. Thanks to the generous donations of benefactors and contributors around the world, more than $1,000,000 was raised over the past weekend alone. The first million was doubled by chairpersons of the AGBU Board of Trustees Vatche and Tamar Manoukians who assumed another commitment to double all the funds that will be raised through urgent efforts in the weeks to come.
The AGBU expresses gratitude to all the benefactors, as well as the wonderful contributors, including young professionals and supporters living in different corners of the globe. The AGBU also calls on all Armenians of the world to lend a helping hand to the Armenians of Lebanon with urgent and generous donations.