The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has held its 22nd annual telethon under this year’s slogan, “To my beloved Armenia…Water and Sun for Communities.”

And $9,856,000 have been raised. But in 2018, $11,109,633 were raised.

This year, the first four hours of the 12-hour pan-Armenian event were in Yerevan, and the remaining eight hours were broadcast from Los Angeles.

The funds will be geared towards the implementation of projects to supply drinking water and apply solar energy in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and in Tavush, Lori and Shirak Provinces of Armenia, providing round-the-clock water supply, and free heating and electricity for more than 100 communities.