Gyumri Winter Operation
Winters in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, are extreme. Unemployment and poverty is rampant. Following the devastating 1988 Spitak Earthquake, in which more than 25,000 people lost their lives and more than 100,000 people were left homeless, Gyumri’s residents did whatever they could to find temporary shelter. This included moving into the overseas shipping containers in which earthquake related humanitarian goods were shipped to Armenia. 24 years following the earthquake, more than 3,000 poverty stricken families remain in various forms of temporary housing.
The harsh winters and extreme poverty lead to these people picking through trash to find something that they can burn to keep warm and cook food for their families. Children do not have the proper clothing and boots to stay healthy and attend school.
This effort will ensure that 60 families living in deplorable conditions receive heating and cooking fuel and warm clothing for their children.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
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Dadourian FoundationNew York, NY
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As a result of this effort, 350 received warm winter boots, 160 children received new winter coats and 60 families received firewood for heating and cooking to last them approximately one month.