UNITED SIKHS
January 14 2010
2nd Magh (Samvat 541 Nanakshahi)
Press Release

Haiti Needs Our Help!
UNITED SIKHS Humanitarian Relief underway

A deadly earthquake of 7.0 magnitude rocked Haiti killing hundreds of thousands of people and leaving millions homeless.  UNITED SIKHS is rushing emergency supplies to thousands of people left homeless by the earthquake. The Sikh Aid team fears massive loss of life in Haiti.

Child and Survivors sitting on street. Courtesy-AP

Bodies lie on rubble at Port-au-Prince. Courtesy - AP


"The priority for the next 24 hours is  rescue. During this stage it is critical to supply food, water and emergency supplies to survivors. After 72 hours the priority will shift to recovering dead bodies and restoring critical services," said Lt Col Gurbachan Singh, UNITED SIKHS Humanitarian Coordinate Director.

The UNITED SIKHS team is making its way to Haiti to assess the situation and setup a base camp. The Sikh Aid team will be distributing emergency survival kits including food, water, blankets. The team will also be providing emergency health services to the injured.
 
Your donation of any amount could help save lives by providing food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support to people in need.
 
We urgently need volunteers who can afford time and travel for the relief effort. If you can, please donate now to help us meet the urgent needs of Haiti's earthquake survivors.
 
While helping the victims on the ground, we offer our prayers and deepest sympathies to all of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.




Issued by:
Kuldip Singh
Director
UNITED SIKHS
646-688-3525, 1-888-243-1690

 
You 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. Call 1-888-243-1690 for more information. Contribute to UNITED SIKHS through local chapter in your country http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php . Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting http://unitedsikhs.org/donate.php . If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation.
  • Food: Supply of Hot-Meals, Baby Food and Clean drinking water
  • Temporary Shelter Material, Tents  
  • Medical Assistance and Supplies
  • Emergency and Hygienic Supplies
  • Volunteers and Doctors 
 
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