Ara Manoogian, the creator of The Truth Must Be Told, pledges $1,000 to the “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund 2011 telethon and encourages others to do the same.
“As a donor to the Fund, I will be demanding that my $1,000 is used for bringing drinking water 24/7 to the people of Artsakh, as the Armenia Fund is promising to do, and will encourage other to do the same,” said Ara Manoogian.
A hostess of the All-Armenian Fund telethon 2011 has declared that 88% of all illnesses in Artsakh could be water-related. If this is true, then anyone who does not donate is truly turning their backs on the people of Artsakh. For this reason, Manoogian chose to donate generously.
The Truth Must Be Told strongly encourages everyone to look beyond all the problems that plague the All-Armenian Fund and donate. We are not saying that we should forget or ignore the problems, but instead donate and then demand that the money is properly used.
Ara K. Manoogian is a human rights activist representing the Shahan Natalie Family Foundation in Artsakh and Armenia; a Fellow of the Washington-based Policy Forum Armenia (PFA); creator of www.thetruthmustbetold.com and author of the white paper “To Donate Or Not to Donate”, an in-depth study on the activities of the “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund