Thousands Evacuated as Hurricane Isaac engulfs Louisiana and the Gulf Coast

Thousands Evacuated as Hurricane Isaac engulfs Louisiana and the Gulf Coast
Aug 31st, 2012, 16th Bhadon (Samvat 544 Nanakshahi

Highlights

• UNITED SIKHS is looking for volunteers to assist victims of Hurricane Isaac
• Thousands of people have been rendered homeless, thousands are without power,  thousands are surviving with little or none to eat. Please help us make a substantive change and donate generously to the UNITED SIKHS Hurricane Isaac Relief Fund.
• Hurricane and storm warnings stretch across Louisiana , Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.  New Orleans residents note unexpected flooding patterns
• UNITED SIKHS – UMEED sets up Disaster Support Helpline for victims of Issac at 1-855-878-6333

New Orleans, Lousiana:  President Barack Obama has declared federal emergencies for Louisiana and Mississippi as Hurricane Isaac has left hundreds of thousands without power and its path of devastation has left many stranded. UNITED SIKHS Emergency Response Team (US-ERT) encourages everyone in the affected regions to take the necessary precautions and prepare for local flooding as fallen trees and debris are causing property damage and power outages. UNITED SIKHS is working with governmental agencies to assist with the response and recovery. For information on what to do in case a Hurricane strikes visit http://ready.gov/hurricanes.

Thousands of people have been rendered homeless, thousands are without power, thousands are surviving with little or none to eat. Please help us make a substantive change and donate generously to the UNITED SIKHS Hurricane Isaac Relief Fund.
The hardened conditions have caused cancellation of blood drives which is projected to cause a shortage of blood products in the affected areas. All eligible donors in parts of the region affected by Isaac are encouraged to call 1-800-RED CROSS or UNITED SIKHS.

There is an immediate need for volunteers with experience in:
1) shelter supervision
2) preparation of hot-meals
3) distribution of relief items
4) trauma counseling

The UNITED SIKHS Sikh AID team has initiated a discovery process and the current requirements are being assessed. If you want to become a part of the SIKH AID Team please write to sikhaid@unitedsikhs.org and fill up the volunteer form available here.
US ERT and UMEED, a UNITED SIKHS National Family Resource center with a 24 hour helpline – 1-855-US-UMEED (1-855-878-6333) also provides additional services which include disaster support services, Family Services, Educational support programs and financial services. Please help US-ERT support the people effected by Issac. Donate generously by clicking here.

To speak to a UNITED SIKHS representative directly, please visit http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php
to find an office near you.                                                          
Issued By:
Gurvinder Singh, Director
Chief Response Officer
UNITED SIKHS AID
Tel: 1-646-688-3525;1-888-243-1690
http://www.unitedsikhs.org


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