Campaign

Each year, at Fuller Center for Housing Armenia, we receive thousands of calls and letters of request to assist families in housing need (In Armenia over 64,000 families need improvement of housing conditions; 26,199 families are homeless. Most of them live in metal containers (domiks), basements, or other temporary, unsafe and unhealthy shelters. (Source: Report on Social Reforms in Armenia). And each year we are confronted with the difficulty of selecting the most deserving ones out of the pool of the requests.

Give Easter Hope to a Homeless Family!

It’s terrible when on Easter eve you are receiving a letter from a young woman, who says that we are the only hope of her family.

“My family of nine, my father, my brother with his wife and three children, my sister, now divorced, with his 14-year-old son, and me live in a small metal container. My mother passed away several years ago… Several years ago I was diagnosed with cancer, macro adenoma hypophysis. My only dream is that my family, especially my brother’s children live with dignity,’’ Kristine, 40-year-old.

On April 14, Friday, our staff hurried to visit them… the conditions, the family was living in, were terrible. No bathroom, no kithchen, no place for the children to prepare their lessons.

To the question ”do you believe in Easter Miracles?” the eldest of the children answered in tears: “Do you imagine a miracle in a metal container? They do not exist… So many people like you visited us, promised to help… they went and forgot us, you will forget us too…”

We did not give them any promise, but to forget what we saw and heard is impossible. So we are asking you to get united and prove them that Easter miracles exist, that they are not forgotten…

We need to raise $10,500 to help them live with dignity. Any amount donated can make a real difference! Be that difference in their life!

Please give today and help make the Easter miracle possible for this family. (For donation info please see below.)

Have questions? Please send an email to Rouzanna Sakanyan, our Development Manager at rouzanne@fcharmenia.org

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The Campaign to help little Rouzanna’s family  was successful!  In 2017 they will live in their decent home!  We express our deepest gratitude to all supporters!

Little Rouzanna’s Family Needs Our Help!

untitled-1Recently, we recieved a call from Yeghiazaryan family from Geghashen village of Kotayk region. The lady who called, Aghunik, was hardly speaking and kept repeating that they were hard working, that they just wanted a deserving way of help, that they would repay after their house construction was finished… as if she was ashamed of calling us, she was ashamed of asking for help…

The family of five, the father, the mother and their three children were living in an 18-square-meter metal container (domik). In October, it was sooo cold in that metal container… do not even want to imagine how it is in winter.

That metal container, where many of us can’t even imagine how it is possible to live, was so neat, so clean…without a kitchen, a bathroom, without running water, separate bedrooms and other facilities… The 3-year-old Rouzanna was carefully following the conversation, and when our team wanted to leave their house she jumped-off her place, hugged her mom, who was crying while telling us their story, smiled and said ”don’t go…” as if she thought that the reason of her mom’s crying was that we were leaving…

We want to go back to their home and give back the hope that they have lost… We want little Rouzanna never see her mom crying… 

Please join us, we need to raise $10,500 to help this family. Each dollar counts. If you can’t join us with your monetary contribution, please think over, may be there is a person you can refer to. 

Whether you donate $5, $10, $50, $100, $500 or more, it will make a significant positive impact in the life of this family.

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The CaIMG_8927mpaign to help Sargis and his family was successful! They already live in their beautiful house. We express our deepest gratitude to all supporters!

A Campaign is Launched to help Sargis’s Dream Come True! $10,500 is needed to build a home for Sargis and his family!

Sargis’s only dream is to build  home for his family. He is 25. He is a smart and kind person. He lives in the village of  Dian, Aragatsotn region and has five sisters; three of them are married. Sargis, his mother and two sisters live in a two room house, without  basic housing conditions – no kitchen, no bathroom, wooden floors and wooden ceiling… His father passed away in the spring of 2015 from liver cancer. Now the only breadwinner of the family of four is Sargis. The family has cows and the only income of the family is the money from the sale of the milk, that they can sell.

When talking to Sargis he kept repeating that he just needs a hand up, that he is11011830_696936890452499_8514312849236639506_o (1) working hard to keep his family, that his mother has gone through lots of difficulties. ”She deserves a better life, she has gone through lots of difficulties,” he kept telling us.

Mrs. Anahit, Sargis’s mother could hardly speak… ”I got married in 1982. We lived in this house with my parents-in- law.  The life was difficult, but we could find happiness in simple things, in our children. We love our children; they filled our home with happinness and joy. But everything changed when in 2002 the doctors found that my single son is ill. They found a dangerous formation on his left cheek. He has been operated several times; doctors lost hope that they can save his life. We couldn’t even imagine that it will be possible to save him. Fortunately after six months Sargis began to recover. But some time later his face deformed.  It even makes difficult for him to see.

1Doctors said that it was an infection and they can do nothing. Thanks to God now my son has no pains, though the face is deformed. But he has a weak state of health.  He needs normal conditions, not these damp and wet walls… A few years
ago my husband started the construction of our new house, but the illness didn’t allow him finish it. Now my son, Sargis, works hard to do something for us, to build the home of our dream, depite his weak state of health.”

 

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