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UK Media covering United Sikhs in Haiti
January 28 , 2010


United Sikhs volunteers today increased their langgar (community hot-meal) distribution to 5000 meals a day following a request from the Mayor of Carrefour, Yvonne Gerome. United Sikhs Aid volunteers served in three different locations at Carrefour, one of the worst earthquake hit cities in Haiti. In these difficult times the situation is getting desperate.

1500 hot-meals alone were served in Cite Soleil, the poorest section of Port Au Prince. City police force helped vol United Sikhs Aid  unteers during distribution. Volunteers chose the location based on information from Dominican Republic’s  Medical Post Representative, Mr Alphonso, that more than 1000 children at that location were in dire need of  food and water. 

‘It was heartbreaking to see so many hungry children in line for the food’, said Harcharan Singh, United Sikhs volunteer from Toronto.

"I express my gratitude for your most needed efforts to provide hot-meals to the Haitian people affected by the Earthquake" said   Administrator General  of Comodores Economicos Estados Dominican Republic, Mr Nicholas Calderon, who visited the United Sikhs  base camp.

"The Global community along with Sikhs should support this hot-meal drive to help feed the hungry" said Lt Col Gurbachan Singh, United Sikhs Disaster Relief Director 

A team of 4 Langgar sevadars ( hot meals volunteers) are flying from Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Surrey, Canada to join the United Sikhs Aid  team in Haiti on Thursday.

More doctors for the Me United Sikhs dical teams are flying from Chicago, Charlotte, Dayton, and Seattle in the following weeks, to help survivors. The team would have rehab doctor, primary care doctors and occupational therapist. 

United Sikhs Aid is sending food and supplies from Miami using all possible means of air and sea routes.

"We believe in serving the needy and feeding the hungry. Haiti is in desperate need of food, water and supplies. The generous support from worldwide community would help us sustain our commitment to serve the survivors ” said Kuldip Singh, President.

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