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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. Continue reading ‘Thousands Evacuated as Hurricane Isaac engulfs Louisiana and the Gulf Coast’ »

Wisconsin Sikh Community shattered – Another Sikh Man Shot and Killed

17th Aug, 2012, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Sikh Community has not yet recovered from the tragic shooting on Aug 5th, 2012 at Oak Creek Gurdwara sahib, when the news of another shooting shattered the community. Dalbir Singh, 56, was shot and killed on Wednesday night while closing his store at north-side neighborhood market in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
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REAL PEOPLE, REAL PAIN, REAL SEVA

Date: 18th August, 2012 | 3rd Bhadon (Samvat 543 Nanakshahi)

REAL PEOPLE, REAL PAIN, REAL SEVA. DONATE GENEROUSLY TO THE HATE CRIME VICTIM FUND

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: “I lost my only support when I lost my husband. We keep remembering him and crying all day. I do not know how I will live the rest of my life,” these are the touching words of the wife of Seeta Singh, a Sikh who lost his life on August 5th, 2012  in the fatal shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. His family was everything for him.

These anguish filled words mobilized the UNITED SIKHS team to visit their families in India and give them immediate monetary aid to help with their daily expenses. Rs 50,000 each has been given to the families of Bhai Seeta Singh, Bhai Ranjit Singh and Sardar Punjab Singh.
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No one should be punished for seeking UN help to defend human rights

No one should be punished for seeking UN help to defend human rights“The UN exists to serve those in whose name it was conceived … “WE THE PEOPLES”
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

HIGH-LEVEL panel discussion

 “Stopping reprisals for cooperating with the UN in the field of human rights – a priority for all”

FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2011, 13:00 – 15:00 Continue reading ‘No one should be punished for seeking UN help to defend human rights’ »

Hurricane Irene Update: Fema to open State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Kings, Queens, Bronx, and Richmond Counties of New York

Sep 22, 2011, New York, NY: Fema to open State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Kings, Queens, Bronx, and Richmond Counties of New York.  Attached below is a Press Release released by FEMA which provides this information. These centers, which will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Read below for more information- Continue reading ‘Hurricane Irene Update: Fema to open State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Kings, Queens, Bronx, and Richmond Counties of New York’ »

Hurricane Irene Update: Disaster Assistance Resource Guide

 Sep 201, New York, NY:  To help people locate assistance for needs caused by Hurricane Irene.  2-1-1 Adirondack Region is responsible for updating and distribution of the Disaster Assistance Resource Guide, Adirondack Region.  For up-to-date information on this guide, visit www.hudson211.org (updated daily).  Continue reading ‘Hurricane Irene Update: Disaster Assistance Resource Guide’ »

Hurricane Irene Update: Five More Disaster Recovery Centers Set to Open

September 19, 2011,  ALBANY, N.Y. — Five more state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open on Tuesday, September 20, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and the subsequent flooding, according to state and federal officials. Continue reading ‘Hurricane Irene Update: Five More Disaster Recovery Centers Set to Open’ »

Hurricane Irene Update: Disaster Assistance Guides

19th Sep 2011, New York, NY:  Attached are disaster assistance guides produced by local 2-1-1, New York State and the Long Island VOAD.  The guides outline resources and forms of assistance available to those impacted by recent storms. Continue reading ‘Hurricane Irene Update: Disaster Assistance Guides’ »

Hurricane Irene Update: Individual Assistance for Homeowners, renters and small businesses in the East Coast

 

New York, NY, Sep 12th, 2011: In the wake of Hurricane Irene, individual assistance is available for homeowners, renters and small businesses in Bronx, Kings, Queens and Richmond counties.  In addition, public assistance is available for NYC agencies and eligible Private Not for Profits (PNPs) that sustained damage or have response/recovery costs associated with Hurricane Irene (DR 4020) in all 5 boroughs. Continue reading ‘Hurricane Irene Update: Individual Assistance for Homeowners, renters and small businesses in the East Coast’ »

Critical update on Federal Government disaster assistance for Irene

09/01/2011: Critical update on Federal Government disaster assistance for Irene

Washington DC:  Critical update on Federal Government disaster assistance for Irene. Yesterday, President Obama issued a Major Disaster Declaration for damage resulting from Hurricane Irene.  These programs offer grants and loans to individuals and loans to businesses. Continue reading ‘Critical update on Federal Government disaster assistance for Irene’ »