The AAS-A Santa Clara Valley Chapter serves people in the Santa Clara County and is led by a group of dedicated volunteers that depend on the generous contributions of time and money from its County’s residents. Our chapter focuses on creativity and the comprehensive scope of media that are synonymous with the Silicon Valley.
With projects like the annual Mesopotamian Night Project, Creating Hope Telethon and AAS-A Media Project, our chapter strives to be raise awareness about the humanitarian concerns in the homeland, Assyria, and the perseverance of the rich Assyrian culture and heritage.
P.O. Box 20223
San Jose CA 95160
Nuhadra, Iraq, 18 August 2015 – Violence in Iraq and Syria has displaced thousands of Assyrian families, many who have fled to northern Iraq where the Assyrian Aid Society of Iraq (AAS-I) is working. AAS-I has steadfastly provided services to the displaced families with avenues of informal education and other essential necessities.
With cold Nuhadra winters around the corner, the AAS-I prepares to restore livelihoods of the vulnerable families who have been forced to leave their homes in Syria – leaving everything behind. “The dreadful exodus of Assyrians from Syria to Iraq is insufferable and we want to hear their accounts, comfort them during trying times and provide with the necessary aid. Amongst all the chaos the IDPs have endured, there is a peaceful coexistence amongst them,” said Christina Patto, AAS-I Secretary in Iraq.
The Assyrian Aid Society – Iraq (AAS-I) and its sister organization, the Assyrian Aid Society of America (AAS-A), in cooperation with the Assyrian Evangelical Church (AEC) of San Jose, California, distributed kitchen utensils and supplies to sixty-five families in Nuhadra on August 18, 2015.
AEC has been one of Assyrian Aid Society’s dedicated partners and more importantly throughout the recent crises in Iraq. The AAS-A and AAS-I commend partners like AEC for their dedication in addressing critical humanitarian needs and will continue to coordinate efforts with its partners to provide humanitarian services to IDPs.
Rosana Eyvaznejad President
Anokina Morad Vice President
Bianka Chalabi Treasurer
Natalie Babella AAS-A Director