Wartime Causes Great Sorrow and Needs

Spitak, Armenia


Dear Friends, 


On September 27, the Azerbaijani army, with the support of the Turkish government, attacked Nagorno Karabagh, as we now call the territory Artsakh. The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh immediately declared martial law and a full-scale mobilization. 


Since that first attack, we have all lost sleep. Wartime is very intense and disastrous in all its aspects. Tragically, 18 to 20-year-old soldiers fight to protect the country; many die during the battles. Every morning we read the names of those who died in battle. 


Frequently, the Azerbaijani army has attacked Artsakh territories, causing thousands of people to flee to Armenia from Artsakh to protect themselves from the bombs and violations. Terrorists from Syria are also fighting in Nagorno Karabagh, and now as a nation, we fight against international terrorism. 


As a team, we now work in camps where there are more than 2,000 people from Artsakh. These are mostly women and children. All the men are on the frontlines. Sadly, many of the children have already become orphans. They miss their homes and fathers.


The government does its best to take care of their needs, yet they still have many. Families lack hygiene supplies, especially during the COVID-19 crises. There is an urgent need for warm clothes as they had to leave everything behind. Food is currently sufficient, but there is a concern as more families keep coming.


Sewing Project - We had begun the sewing project with two sewing machines. Since we are at war, we have suspended much of the Sewing Project. We started to work on making underwear for the children from Artsakh. They need as much as possible.


Presently, we are concentrating on the needs of people. We are also working on art and design projects which encourage peace of mind during this turbulent time. We hope the war will end soon. We all share the same dream of peace. We hope that these precious people will go back to their homes and continue to live and develop their country. 


Thank you all for your support and love,



Sam, Tamara, and Nick