YEREVAN — The Knights of Vartan’s 100th Grand Convocation appropriated $21,000 for two homes to be built by Fuller Center for Housing in Armenia for low income families in the name of the late Past Commander, Rev. Dajad Davidian.
The Knights and Daughters of Vartan have been partnering with the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia since 2008 by donating homes and encouraging the organization’s members to lead or join volunteer teams; since 2015 more than 12 homes were renovated or built.
Davidian was active in the tKnights of Vartan, providing his leadership as commander and advising members for many years. After his move to Armenia, he was actively volunteering with different organizations, spreading love and teaching the Gospel. From the very beginning, Davidian served on the Advisory Committee of the Fuller Center Armenia. He blessed well over a dozen homes with Fuller Center, inspired local and international volunteers and stood side by side with them building homes. In addition he became a religious advisor to the staff and volunteers; most of all he was a true family member of the organization.
It is appropriate that in his name, he will continue to provide a better future for two more families in Armenia by having a good home in which to live. His spirit will be present with these people forever. Two families from the Aragatsotn rural communities have been selected to receive the homes. Both are young couples with two children each and they are living with their parents and extended families. There are nine and seven people in each family living under one roof. Needless to say these young families need a home of their own where the children can have a bedroom instead of sharing one with their parents.
This fall the families will continue building their homes which should be completed by early next year. They are hard-working people and they have support from their extended families and the local community. Fuller Center Armenia will continue to provide all of the construction materials and supervision of the projects.
The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is working to eliminate poverty housing by providing long term, interest free loans and by assisting with volunteers helping low-income families to build and renovate simple, decent, affordable homes. For more information, visit www.fcharmenia.org.