ASSISTANCE REQUESTED TO HELP OUR ORGANIZATION RECOVER FROM THE RECENT FLOODING

The AHSCA is very grateful to the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation which is continuing to coordinate a worldwide fundraising campaign for us at this time! Extra special thanks goes out to Emese Latkóczy of the HHRF for all her hard work!

#GivingTuesday - A Wonderful Day to Help the Flood-Damaged Hungarian Community in Louisiana
ÁRPÁDHON still needs your help!

Calling all Friends and Supporters of HHRF!

The response to our appeal to help the flood-damaged Árpádhon Hungarian community in Livingston Parish, Louisiana continues to grow. Thanks to the outpouring of worldwide support, building renovations have begun at Árpádhon Hungarian Settlement Cultural Association. The new kitchen is shaping up nicely, and the exterior and interior walls have been sanitized and painted – all thanks to your generosity!

Please donate today, on #GivingTuesday, if you haven't already. You can make your donation at https://www.gofundme.com/2sxxqxg?ssid=762480009&pos=1 . And please continue to share the appeal widely on social media!

The total estimated cost to completely restore the building is $31,000. This includes interior and exterior sanitizing and painting, purchasing new industrial-sized kitchen equipment and a PA system, restoring chairs, and replacing lost supplies. Unfortunately, the damage to the exterior and repair costs significantly exceeded original estimates. The good news, however, is that Árpádhon has already raised over half of this target. So let's keep the momentum going and get this community back on its feet as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support!

Call (212) 289-5488 or email us at info@hhrf.org for further information. And please spread the word so we can help our fellow Hungarians!

The AHSCA would appreciate any financial assistance that anyone would like to provide. Donations can also be mailed to the AHSCA at P.O. Box 10 Albany, Louisiana 70711. Feel free to contact our president, Jim King, at 985-507-2156.Thank you very much.

Also, the AHSCA wishes to thank the Hungarian Initiatives Foundation that has a fund raising program in process.

Árpádhon Hungarian Settlement Cultural Association

The (AHSCA)  is based in a rural ethnic community known asHungarian Settlement. It is located in eastern Livingston Parish, Louisiana due south of a small town called Albany. Louisiana Highway 43 runs north-south through the heart of Hungarian Settlement. Interstate 12 passes through the center of the community in an east-west direction. This ethnic enclave, once known as Árpádhon, contains many of the descendants of the early Magyar settlers who immigrated there near the turn of the twentieth century. At the present time, residents are striving to preserve at least some of the Hungarian culture of their ancestors, though much has changed over the past hundred years since the origin of this unique community.

    hungarian settlement historical markerThe purpose of the AHSCAwebsite is to provide information, not only about this organization, but also about the community of which it is a part. The AHSCA is aregistered non-profit organization.

Visible clues are evident that Hungarian Settlement does indeed  exist in the Albany-Springfield area of Livingston Parish, Louisiana. For example, a sign erected by the Louisiana Tourist Commission (pictured left) is located where La. Hwy. 43 intersects with Interstate 12 at exit 32. There are several other indications in this community that a Hungarian Settlement exists there. On La. Hwy. 43, the north and south entrances of this rural ethnic community are designated by two large green highway signs that proudly display the words,"HUNGARIAN SETTLEMENT."