|HELP NOW - FEED THE HUNGRY IN AFRICA
Areas in 4 Countries on the Verge of Famine
UNITED SIKHS Expands Guru Nanak Food Bank and Relief to Serve the Needy
Our local team has begun the campaign and teams from other UNITED SIKHS chapters will be leaving for Kenya soon.
UNITED SIKHS has launched the "Feed The Hungry In Africa" campaign
following the United Nations' call for “massive” action to save
millions of people in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa region. The
call was made last week during an emergency meeting of U.N. aid
agencies and charities at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) in Rome. |
According to the chief of the United Nations' Refugee Agency, Africa is
experiencing the worst drought in 60 years leading to food shortage,
malnutrition and deaths. Tens of thousands of people have died in
the past few months. The Sri Guru Nanak Food Bank in Kenya, a project
of UNITED SIKHS, will lead this campaign working in conjunction with
the Government Agencies and the United Nations.
|Kenyan Vice President, H.E. Stephen Kalonzo distributing supplies from Sri Guru Nanak Food Bank
||Feed The Hungry in Africa Campaign - 2011
$2/£1.50 feeds one person for one day
For the campaign page, click here. $60/£40 can feed a person for one month - Feed The Hungry and Save a Life, become a sponsor.
During our Feed The Hungry in Africa campaign we will seek to provide
Langgar (hot meals prepared by the community) to counter malnutrition
and medical aid to reduce deaths. We need you to volunteer or donate so
that the Langgar may start as soon as possible. Our local team has
begun the campaign and teams from other UNITED SIKHS chapters will be
leaving for Kenya soon.
Well before the present crisis, UNITED SIKHS' proactive approach in
Kenya for the last few years has been to provide basic amenities such
as food, water, and education. Our team of Directors from USA was in
Kenya this year in view of reports of impending drought conditions. The
result was the launch of Sri Guru Nanak Food Bank on January 22, 2011.
Please read the details here.
Additionally, our team is working on many other projects including
providing bore wells for safe drinking water, establishing schools,
providing medical aid. Please read more here. Jaswinder Kaur, UNITED SIKHS Director in Kenya spearheads these projects.
How you can help:
- Volunteer in the field - Both medical and Langgar volunteers are needed .Join UNITED SIKHS at www.unitedsikhs.org/join and fill the field volunteer application form
- Volunteer in your city by organising fundraising events
- Donate at www.unitedsikhs.org/donate
It is grassroots organizations like UNITED SIKHS that work locally with
people and have negligible overheads that help you maximize your
support to those who need it most. The need of the hour is for us to
stand by the people of Africa. UNITED SIKHS requests your help to
continue the assistance in Africa – Please Donate.
Volunteer with us in AFRICA to serve Langgar (hot meals) and/or provide medical aid
to those affected OR Donate and save lives in the process. Engage
with UNITED SIKHS and make an impact, make a difference, and make a
1-888-243-1690 (USA); +44 870199328 (UK); +254 0 722525659 (Kenya); 1-905-672-2245 (Canada)
FEED THE HUNGRY In Africa
Africa Needs You Today
million people in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and
Djibouti) are desperately short on food, and the international
community has pledged to respond. Malnourished children are dying daily
due to lack of nutrients. Live stock are dropping dead, food prices are
through the roof and the arid conditions are feeding famines in
Somalia, where the United Nations says malnutrition rates have approached 50 percent
in some areas, the highest rates in the world. U.N. High Commissioner
for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, says 3 out of every 10,000 refugees die
You can make a monthly donation or raise money for those in need by creating your own fundraising page visit www.justgiving.com/unitedsikhs
UK donors can donate via text by sending text to SIKH13 £ (AMOUNT) to 70070
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can help those affected by countless crises around the world each year
by making a financial gift to the UNITED SIKHS, which will provide
immediate relief and support to those in need. You may donate online at
www.unitedsikhs.org/donate or send your donations to a UNITED SIKHS office nearest to you, whose details can be found at http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php .
Ordinarily only 10 percent of your donation is spent on admin costs.