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[FAR New York]: Remembering the Earthquake 30 Years Later image

It was 30 years ago today that a tragic, instantaneous incident permanently altered Armenia. The 1988 earthquake nearly leveled Gyumri and Spitak, killing thousands and destroying homes, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure. The devastation of an entire region of the country is still being felt today as nearly everyone in Armenia lost someone (or something) that horrible day.

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[FAR Soup Kitchens]: For One Family, Soup Kitchen Provides Meals as Well as Employment image

Ruzanna Mkrtchyan, 58, exudes excitement each time she enters FAR’s Gyumri Atinizian Senior Center, also known as the Gyumri Soup Kitchen, for her daily meal. “I always come here with sweet childhood memories. We used to attend Christmas parties here when I was a child,” recollected Ruzanna, referring to the times when her dad used to work in the very same building when it was a factory for computer parts.

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