Public Briefing on Syria to Take Place in Watertown on Aug. 16

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WATERTOWN, Mass.—A public briefing will take place on the situation in Syria at the St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church hall on Sun., Aug. 16, following church service.

Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Central Executive Board member Zepure E. Reisian, who is visiting from Aleppo, will brief the public on the recent events in Syria that have placed the Armenian community in a precarious situation, as well as the relief efforts carried out by organizations such as the ARS.

The event is organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Boston “Sardarabad” Gomideh together with the ARS “Leona Sassouni” and “Shushi” chapters and the St. Stephen’s Church.

The purpose of this gathering is to learn about the current situation of the Syrian-Armenian community and to appeal to the Greater Boston community for their continued support of the relief efforts, in conjunction with the national committee, which is made up of various Armenian churches (Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical) and other charitable and civic organizations.

Since the beginning of the war in Syria more than four years ago, the ARS committed to providing unconditional support to Syria’s Armenian population and initiated various relief efforts and humanitarian projects through its worldwide chapters.

The ARS Eastern USA recently launched the “Sponsor a Syrian-Armenian Family” program to assist Syrian-Armenian families in need. The program calls for donations of any amount to distribute basic needs like food, water, safe shelter, baby formula, clothing, and utilities.

St. Stephen’s Church is located at 38 Elton Ave. in Watertown, Mass.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

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