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01/07/2023

A Call to Action from Grand Commander Hunan Arshakian and Grand Chairwoman Gloria Korkoian

We are facing serious challenges as we, who are safe and secure in the United States, witness the blockade of Artsakh. In 1916, the Knights of Vartan was formed to assisted the survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Now 106 years later, our brothers and sisters in Artsakh are in dire straits. Over 120,000 people are in this land blockade without access to the outside world.

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The Knights of Vartan and The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Partnership

The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA) is one of the proud national partners of the Knights of Vartan, a charitable brotherhood of Armenian gentlemen across the U.S., who are devoted to saving Armenian victims of Genocide, saving their families, their homes, their Armenian Church, Culture and language.

Members and lodges of the Knights of Vartan have individually supported FCHA for many years. In 2015, then-Knights of Vartan Grand Commander Steven Kradjian challenged the Knights of Vartan national organization to adopt this worthy FCHA program to the elevated level of at least one complete family home per year to be supported 100% by the Knights of Vartan Lodges leadership who adopted that commitment with vigor. Families selected for the FCHA are intact working families who commit to live in the house and repay the cost over 20 years interest free and inflation free.

In the years since, the FCHA became a national program for the Knights of Vartan, which helps to support the building (or renovating) of new homes for between 1 to 5 families each year.

The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is a non-governmental charitable organization that supports community development in the Republic of Armenia by assisting in building and renovating simple, decent, and affordable homes as well as advocating the right to a decent shelter as a matter of conscience and action.  It is a covenant partner of the Fuller Center for Housing, Inc. established in the spring of 2005.

The FCHA provides long-term, interest-free loans to low-income families. These families’ monthly repayments flow into a revolving fund and are used to help more families, thereby providing the financial foundation for a sustainable community development effort.

HOME SPONSORSHIP COSTS:

Completion of a half-built home: $10,500

Home renovation: $3,500

HOME CONSTRUCTION COSTS

Entrance door $300

Inside door $110

All doors of a house $440

Window $170

All windows of a house $680

Floors $1,100

Painting Materials $500

Roof $2,500

Bathroom $2,000

Since inception till 2021 September the FCHA supported over 1018 families.

More information about the FCHA: http://fullercenterarmenia.org

Brief info on pamphlet: click here

FCHA 2020 Annual Report link.

A family story supported in 2015: click here

To make online secure, tax deductible donation please use this link

2015 Avak Tivan members with then Grand Commander Steven Kradjian, FCHA staff and Taroyan family in front of the completed house for the family.