Monday, December 18, 2006

Support the Sentinels of the Frontlines

One of our reader Chello posted a comment yesterday that read: “$1,300.00.......Not enough to protect our fellow Armenians, who by their very presence are safeguarding our national interests. They are today's sentinels on the frontlines. GIVE TILL IT HURTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

I want to say that Chello was so right by categorizing the people living in Lachin as sentinels. In fact those that have been sticking it out with all the terror they have been subjected to by the NKR government so they will pack up what they have and leave are much more than sentinels. I would go so far and categorize them as real freedom fighters, not giving up and willing to die for what they believe in and that is asserting their right to live on the land that many of our fellow Armenians have spilled their blood for to liberate.

Though we are just getting started collecting money to support our sentinels, I want to report that we have received 3 more donation, each of which were for $100. These donation were delivered by hand to my mother in Glendale. Thank you to those 3 families who made a contribution.

As of today, we have secured $1,600, which is enough to help 8 families in Lachin and empowering 8 persons in the city of Martuni, Artsakh to deliver this desperately needed financial assistance which will ease the suffering those who defend the land we liberated are facing this winter.

I want to add that this first delivery of financial aid is scheduled to take place on January 6th (Armenian Christmas) and we will be taking with us Santa, who will give gifts to the children of the village(s) we distribute our aid to. I can’t wait to see the looks on faces of those villages when the unexpected visitor from the North Pole arrives. Those that have prayed for a miracle will have their prayers answered.

For those of you that wish to participate in our project Hand-To-Hand, please click here to read how the program works and if it makes sense to you, make your tax-deductible donation to the Shahan Natalie Family Foundation, Inc. and send it to 3727 W. Magnolia Blvd, Suite 215, Burbank, CA 91505 or you may click on the donation button below to make a secure credit-card donation via Paypal.

The Shahan Natalie Family Foundation, Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your personal accountant for the tax value to your specific situation.

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