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Armenian Students Help Their Homeland

Regarding the article "Armenians in US Rally to Aid Ancestral Home," Feb. 23: Thank you for writing about a country whose crises are often overlooked. Armenian students at my high school are also trying to help their homeland.

A.G.B.U Sarkis and Seta Demirdjian High School in Los Angeles has a program called Operation Winter Rescue. We search our closets for winter clothing to send to Armenia. We also send cooking equipment, non-perishable food, and medicine. We have already filled one container and are working on the second.

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In addition, we have a program called Armenia Aid. Each month we give a minimum of $1 to buy supplies for Armenians. Some students give up large sums of their own money to this cause.

We've also written the president, asking him to help the United Nations break the blockade formed by Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Karoun H. Bagamian, Canoga Park, Calif.

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