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Press Release: 28th July 2009, 13th Saavan (Samvat 541 Nanakshahi )
|UNITED SIKHS Provides Emergency Aid to 16 Families Made Homeless by Fire|
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GREENVILLE, S.C., USA – A fire raged in Huntington Downs apartment complex on Monday afternoon in Greenville, South Carolina as firefighters battled the blaze. After successfully putting out the fire, which was caused by lightening, sixteen apartments were damaged and around 30 people were left homeless. The apartment complex staff, the Red Cross, and UNITED SIKHS are working in collaboration to provide basic necessities and aid to the families affected by the fire.
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The apartment complex staff is providing immediate accommodation for the victims, the Red Cross is working on the insurance concerns, and UNITED SIKHS is providing a week of immediate basic supplies. Local UNITED SIKHS Volunteer Jagmeet Singh, upon taking note of the necessities of the families, immediately purchased supplies from a nearby Wal-Mart and delivered them to the victims, and will be meeting and further assessing the families' needs later today. Commenting on the disaster, Jagmeet Singh stated, “It is important to recognize the immediate needs of victims of disasters like this one, and give them a helping hand so that they can quickly recover. Its unfortunate that this incident occurred, but it is in these times that people must come together and help each other.”
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