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SARF concert is scheduled for Nov. 11

One Heart-One Soul: Lets Unite and Help!

PASADENA-The ongoing critical situation in Syria has placed the
subsistence of Syrian Armenian population in jeopardy. As they struggle
to live through a very difficult situation, life for us Americans and
particularly those living in Southern California seems to continue
as before. Let us unite and help as one heart and one soul.

The Syrian Armenian Relief Fund, in association with Artists for Kids,
has organized a charity concert to be held on November 11, 2012, at 7
pm, at the Pasadena Civic. Armenian artists are coming together to do
their part to raise awareness for the needs of the Syrian Armenians;
Southern Californians can make their way to Pasadena and show their
support for the Syrian Armenians.

Serj Tankian and his father Khatchadour Tankian will be performing,
along with Ruben Hakhverdyan, Arto Tunchboyachiyan, Lilit Pipoyan
(from Armenia), Armen Movsisyan, Vicken Tarpinyan (from France),
Sebu Simonian, Element and Viza bands, The Dirty Diamond, Hi-Am
Quartet, and others. The variety of musical styles will satisfy all
who appreciate music as a means to reach and touch hearts, who care
about the well being of other human beings.

The concert grand sponsors are Karoun Dairies in Sun Valley, and
Vahan and Anoush Chamlian Armenian School in Glendale.

Tickets are available from on-line outlets and by telephone,
itsmyseat.com/HyeAid, 855-4HyeAid (855-449-3243) and Ticketmaster.com.

Arpi Barsoumian can be reached at 818-500-9997 or 626-255-2683
regarding tickets as well.

The fundraising for the Syrian Armenians is ongoing. Last August, an
Executive Committee was set up by ten churches, charity and leading
organizations operating in the Western U.S.A. in order to conduct
fundraising. The Executive Committee of the Syrian Armenian Relief
Fund already transferred $100,000, from the raised funds, to assist
the Armenian population in Syria.

The latest fundraiser held for the Fund was held at the Pasadena
Armenian Center on October 26, 2012, under auspices of Prelate Arch.

Moushegh Mardirossian. The program featured performances by Harout
Pamboukjian, Koko Hayitian, Shahe Sakayan, Gagig Badalian and the
Bel Canto String Quartet.

Dinner fundraisers were also held at the AGBU Center in Pasadena
for the AGBU Lazar Najarian Alumni Association and Koko's Middle
Eastern Restaurant in Van Nuys on October 14, 2012. Another dinner
fundraiser, sponsored by the Mediterranean Bistro in Northridge,
was held on October 8, 2012.

The South Bay community will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Sunday,
November 4, 2012, at 10:30 am, at the Armenian Center, 2222 Lomita
Blvd., Lomita, CA.

The San Francisco community will hold a fundraiser on Sunday, November
18, 2012 at 5 pm, at the Khachaturian Armenian Community Center,
Saroyan Hall, 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA.

For those who have other commitments on Veterans Day,
tax-deductible credit card contributions are still accepted at
www.SyrianArmenianReliefFund.org or checks can be mailed to Syrian
Armenian Relief Fund, P.O. Box 1948, Glendale, CA 91209-1948.

The following churches, charities and organizations came together on
August 14, 2012 in Glendale, California, to form the Syrian Armenian
Relief Fund: Armenian Catholic Eparchy in North America; Armenian
Evangelical Union of North America; Western Diocese of the Armenian
Church; Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America;
Armenian General Benevolent Union; Armenian Missionary Association
of America; Armenian Relief Society of Western U.S.A.; Armenian
Democratic Liberal Party; Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Western
U.S.A.; and Social Democrat Hunchakian Party-Western U.S.A.