Tag: Armenia

Another Armenian family displaced by war now has a safe future in new home

Another Armenian family displaced by war now has a safe future in new home

Another Armenian family displaced by war now has a safe future in new home JRAHOVIT, Armenia — One of the most impactful corporate partnerships among Fuller Center for Housing covenant partners around the world has been Viva-MTS’ support of Fuller Center Armenia. Over the past 10 years alone, the partnership has helped 391 families get […]

Sona Manuelian had a passion for serving others, building homes for Armenian families

Sona Manuelian had a passion for serving others, building homes for Armenian families

Sona Manuelian had a passion for serving others, building homes for Armenian families MAYWOOD, N.J. — Since 2003, the dynamic duo of Sona and Leo Manuelian have led annual Fuller Center Global Builders trips to Armenia, building simple, decent homes for families in the homeland they loved dearly. They most recently returned to Armenia in […]

Rhode Island couple pen outstanding travelogue about Global Builders trip to Armenia

Rhode Island couple pen outstanding travelogue about Global Builders trip to Armenia

Rhode Island couple pen outstanding travelogue about Global Builders trip to Armenia If you want to know what a Fuller Center Global Builders trip to Armenia is like, just ask John and June Mangassarian, a service-minded couple from Providence, Rhode Island. Actually, you don’t have to ask them because they’ve described such a trip in […]

Fuller Living with Sona Manuelian: Working again in Armenia

Fuller Living with Sona Manuelian: Working again in Armenia

FULLER LIVING Sona Manuelian MAYWOOD, N.J. Leading Fuller Center Global Builders trips to Armenia has become a summer tradition for Leo and Sona Manuelian. In fact, they’ve been helping build simple, decent homes in Armenia since 2003. They were thrilled to serve again in June of this year after missing their 2020 trip because of […]

Armenian family celebrates beautiful new home after two decades living in metal container

Armenian family celebrates beautiful new home after two decades living in metal container

Armenian family celebrates beautiful new home after two decades living in metal container The stories of Armenian families living in domiks — metal shipping containers provided by the Soviet Union as “temporary” homes after the 1988 earthquake — are unfortunately common across the country. After the fall of the USSR, Armenia regained its independence but […]

Armenia first Fuller Center covenant partner to pass 1,000-home milestone

Armenia first Fuller Center covenant partner to pass 1,000-home milestone

Armenia first Fuller Center covenant partner to pass 1,000-home milestone With the help of ardent supporters in the United States and partnerships with such groups as the International Committee of the Red Cross and Viva-MTS, the Fuller Center for Housing of Armenia managed to not only continue building and serving families through a pandemic and […]

Metal container that Armenian family called home for 30-plus years gets new purpose

Metal container that Armenian family called home for 30-plus years gets new purpose

(Photo: Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, Tamara Yedigaryan and Fuller Center Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan.) After a devastating earthquake rocked Armenia in 1988, the Soviet Union rushed in to supply the then-Soviet republic with temporary shelters known as domiks, repurposed metal shipping containers. But, like many shelters that are meant to be temporary in the […]

After 30-plus years in “temporary” shelter, Armenian family to soon have decent home

After 30-plus years in “temporary” shelter, Armenian family to soon have decent home

Since a massive earthquake struck Armenia in 1988, the Soghoyan-Tadevosyan family has been living in a metal shipping container. Unfortunately, this is not a unique story as thousands of Armenian families have been living in these “domiks” that were provided by the Soviet Union as “temporary” shelters after the disaster. But the Soviet Union collapsed, […]