U.S. Ambassador to Armenia attends blessing for home he and others helped build

In September, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard M. Mills Jr. and volunteers from the U.S. Embassy’s Helping Hands volunteer organization helped the Petrosyan family of Aghavnatun village in Armenia’s Armavir region build a new home. Last week, Ambassador Mills and volunteers were on hand at a blessing ceremony for the Petrosyan family’s new home.

“Our partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Armenia goes a long way,” Fuller Center for Housing Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan said. “This partnership once again proves that humanity does not recognize borders. When people join forces with good will and hearts full of love, everything becomes possible. The result is the happiness of these people. We are happy to share in their joy.”

“Volunteering is a way of life for many American families, and it’s so meaningful to be able to continue this tradition in Armenia,” Ambassador Mills said.

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