Press Release

Saturday, 03 September 2005

19th Bhaadon, 537 Nanaksahi

GHANAIA Katrina Hurricane Relief - an appeal for emergency material Supplies

UNITED SIKHS is appealing to the public for Emergency supplies needed for the GHANAIA Katrina relief project in the hurricane devastated areas of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. These supplies will be distributed to the people who remain stranded without food, water and other essentials in the affected areas. This will also help to stabilize one of the biggest disasters to ever afflict the United States of America. Thousands are feared to have perished in the wake of hurricane and floods or while waiting for help to arrive. Your donations will assist in relieving the suffering of the people overcome by Hurricane Katrina and begin the recovery from this great tragedy.

We request the public to collect the relief supplies in their Gurdwaras (Sikh place of worship) and mail them to the UNITED SIKHS's base camps established at the following locations:

All relief material boxes should clearly be marked as "GHANAIA KATRINA Hurricane Relief Material for UNITED SIKHS". Please send a list of items and shipping details to katrina-project@unitedsikhs.org or Fax: 1-810-885-4264.

Address To:
Sumir Kaur,
12921 Deer Path Way,
Baton Rouge,
LA 70816
Address To:
Bhai Jaswant Singh,
Gurudwara Singh Sabha,
1201 Abrams Road,
TX 75081,
Address To:
Bhai Jarnail Singh VP Gurudwara,
Gurudwara Center of Gulf Coast,
8819 Prarie Drive,
TX 77064,
Address To:
Deepi Kaur and Amrit Singh,
5604 Noble Street,
KS 66218

Timely assistance is crucial. Thousands of people are starving and dehydrating daily. If you cannot mobilize the shipping of relief material quickly, please help by donating online. Every cent will go towards food and relief material for the stranded, homeless disaster victims. Below is a list of materials that are urgently needed:

Equipment & Consummables

  1. Plates
  2. Cups
  3. Toilet Paper
  4. Napkins
  5. Soap
  6. Dish Washing Liquid
  7. Lotion
  8. Shampoo
  9. Tooth paste
  10. Bed Sheets
  11. Towels
  12. Pillows
  13. Blankets
  14. Sleeping Bags
  15. Hair Combs
  16. Sanitary Towels
  17. Ibuprofen
  18. Cough Syrup
  19. Benadryl
  20. Antacids
  21. Children's Books
  22. Crayons
  23. Cooking Utensils


  1. Cereals
  2. Cream of Wheat /Suji (Rawa)
  3. Powdered milk
  4. Canned milk
  5. Lentils and Beans
  6. Wheat Flour
  7. Rice
  8. Salt, pepper
  9. Oil
  10. Tea
  11. Sugar
  12. Gift Certificates for Wal-Mart


  1. Water Bottle Crates (all sizes)
  2. Water in Gallon Jugs


  1. Van for transporting goods and people

UNITED SIKHS will be working with local Gurdwaras (Sikh place of worship) to provide langar (hot meals), water and daily supplies to the disaster victims.

If you cannot send the containers, please donate in cash and supplies will be purchased for the relief effort.

Please donate, even if you cannot give a lot. Your contribution may save lives. Please act quickly.

Katrina Hurricane Relief Links

Issued By:
Kuldip Singh
1 404 5508356

Our Mission

To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.

UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.

UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.

Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.

We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.