In 2019, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Family Rescue Fund. We would like to extend our gratitude and a heartfelt thank you to all the donors of the foundation. Because of our donors who believe in our mission, we are able to change the lives of hundreds of families and thousands of individuals, both in Armenia and in the USA.
Over the years, we have expanded into aiding underprivileged families in need, bettering the health of Armenian homeland defenders, and supporting Armenian schools across the US and Armenia. The charity work we do is driven by intense desire and commitment to strengthening our motherland, the Armenian community and people who need support here in the US. The establishment of the Family Rescue Fund was not by chance. Founder and president Naz Atikian considers philanthropy her main mission and has taken part in assisting compatriots by joining various Diasporan organizations for several years. During her trips to Armenia, she has always familiarized herself with the problems facing the needy and has made every effort possible to help solve those problems.
After an annual trip to Armenia in 2014, Naz Atikian met with underprivileged families living in poor conditions and decided to lay the foundations for the establishment of the Family Rescue Fund. More than two dozen families received apartments through the newly established benevolent organization. Over the years, the Fund was able to expand its activities, and today there are healthcare and educational programs that support Armenian soldiers and children in Armenia, the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, schools, churches and by joining forces with ARS, are able to help Armenians and Americans alike with social issues. Leaders in the Armenian community believed in Naz Atikian’s goals and as members of the Fund’s board, joined her initiative and implemented each program through benefactors dedicated to the empowerment of the homeland.
Throughout the past five years, the Fund has been able to improve the lives of thousands, ensuring a new quality of life and providing individuals a chance to focus on creating and bettering our homeland. At the same time, our programs in the Diaspora also focus on the monumental task of preserving our national identity. We believe that together we can put our best foot forward and accomplish our pan-Armenian goals.