Archive for the ‘Haiti-Relief’ Category.
By MICAH MAIDENBERG
Baljinder Bathla learned of the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti, while watching CNN in his South Loop townhouse the morning of Jan. 13, the day after the disaster struck the Caribbean nation.
As it happened, he and his wife, Sagina Hanjrah, both doctors, had been planning a trip in early 2010 to Ecuador to volunteer their medical skills in small village. But that trip had fallen through. So by the evening of the first day following the quake, as the extent of devastation was becoming clear, the husband and wife were discussing traveling to Haiti to pitch in. Continue reading ‘Helping Haiti – South Loop husband and wife lend a hand’ »
United Sikhs volunteers have continued the humanitarian relief work in Haiti. Presented here are pictures from a camp held about 100 miles away from Port-au-Prince. This camp was set up by Dharampal Sandhu, Tarlok Saggu and Raj Badwal and it served over 2000 people on daily basis. Continue reading ‘Exclusive Pictures from 2nd Camp in Barbancourt, Haiti’ »
Popular Brampton City Councillor and social activist Vicky Dhillon (centre) with Canadian Forces, medics and other volunteers from United Sikhs helping in Haiti relief efforts in Port au Prince.
City Councillor Vicky Dhillon is representing Brampton in Haiti, to encourage more groups and organization to come forward and help.
He is also helping United Sikhs there in its humanitarian aid effort.
Last week, during a city council meeting, Mayor Susan Fennell announced Dhillon was due to leave for Haiti.
Dhillon, who left over the weekend, will be in Haiti until Feb 22.
He is carrying 1,500 shirts, printed ‘Brampton Care Haiti’, lots of tooth-brushes, dry food, shoes, etc.
Fennell had also appealed to Bramptonians to donate summer clothes for our friends in need in Haiti.
“City of Brampton and the Sikhs have a strong and vibrant community and we want our Bramptonians to have an opportunity to assist Haiti once again to become a strong and vibrant community,” Dhillon said. Continue reading ‘Vicky Dhillon in Haiti – Press Coverage by South Asian Focus’ »
Continuing with the much needed humanitarian efforts, the UNITED SIKHS volunteers served 1200 meals yesterday in Haiti. Booths were set up at two different sites where hot meals in form of langgar were distributed. Continue reading ‘Team Jericho updates from Haiti’ »
The Sikh Times, a prestigious Sikh newspaper based out of the United Kingdom published the following article on the United Sikhs humanitarian efforts in Haiti.
And the praises go to ……….United Sikhs
A Sikh charity United Sikhs has been praised by the President of America, Barack Obama. Continue reading ‘And the praises go to ………’ »
Following is the list of resources available from the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) for Haitians. This information is being provided here collectively for ease of use and to assist the humanitarian works ongoing in Haiti.
Section I: Upcoming TPS Events
GURU SADH SANGAT JI .
WAHE GURU JI KA KHALSA
WAHE GURU JI KI FATEH
IT WAS HARD JOURNEY… AFTER STAYING IN SANTO DOMINGO FOR NIGHT ON AIRPORT FLOOR AS THE INCOMING VAN BROKE DOWN. WE FINALLY REACHED IN HAITI… AS BORDER CROSSING IS ONLY FROM 7 AM TILL 6 PM. Continue reading ‘A day in the eyes of a volunteer team in Haiti-(1)’ »