Almost $1.4 Million Raised during HyeAid Lebanon Telethon

(Asbarez)- Almost $1.4 million was raised Sunday during the HyeAid Lebanon telethon to provide much-needed and immediate assistance to the Armenian community of Lebanon, which has been reeling since a massive explosion at the Beirut port on August 4 that devastated the city and rippled through the entire country.

Soon after the explosion, the Pan-Armenian Council of Western United States launched Hye Aid Lebanon, a community-wide fundraising effort with the participation of all Armenian religious denominations and the leading community organizations.

The ongoing fundraising effort, which began almost immediately after the tragedy, got a boost during a three-and-a-half-hour telethon, broadcast on ARTN, USArmenia, and Horizon Armenian television channels and was livestreamed on the Asbarez, Horizon and HyeAid Facebook pages.