Archive for the ‘SikhAid-USA’ Category.
July 09, 2004 25th Harh, 536 Nanakshahi
HEALTH FAIR HELD IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
Queens, New York – UNITED SIKHS organized a Health Fair at Gurdwara Makan Shah Lobhana (113-10 101 Ave, Richmond Hill, New York 11419) on June 20, 2004, in which variety of health and safety information was made available to the attending public. In addition, the Health Fair invited speakers to give their views on Health and Nutrition, Early detection of Cancer, Women’s Health, Domestic Violence and Alcohol Abuse as well as how to manage medical emergencies. A Blood Donation Drive was also arranged as part of the Fair on the special request of Long Island Blood Center to meet the blood shortage in the tri-state area. Continue reading ‘HEALTH FAIR HELD IN QUEENS, NEW YORK’ »
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’ »
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’ »
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’ »
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’ »
February 19, 2010 3:19 p.m. EST
Topics: disaster and accident, relief and aid organization, United States
Tejinder Singh – AHN Correspondent
Washington, DC, United States (AHN) – The unique nature of the situation posed by the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti was highlighted by representatives from major relief organizations, the U.S. State Department and journalists with first-hand experience in post-earthquake Haiti in an hour-long presentation at the National Press Club on Thursday..
Nan Buzard of the American Red Cross emphasized the tremendous gap between the difficulty of the operation on the ground and the strong desire of the world for things to immediately improve in Haiti.
Continue reading ‘Haiti Situation Unique, Stress Relief Participants’ »
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’ »
DIRECTLY FROM GROUND-ZERO
18th Jan 2010, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: The port at Port-Au-Prince in Haiti is badly damaged. But the good thing is that the US has undertaken its reconstruction and may be ready by early next week for aid agencies to bring in supplies. The airport’s control tower was knocked out by the quake and U.S. military air controllers were operating from a radio post on the airfield grasss
UNITED SIKHS Director of disaster relief, Gurbachan Singh, whis currently in Haiti, distributed food, and toys for children in a makeshift hospital. (Please see picture gallery at the end..)
Haiti is the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country and has for decades has devastating storms, floods and political unrest. The U.N. peacekeepers have 40 of their men who have been here since 2004.The situaton here is very tense. There is limited security in the city, people are frustrated with the lack of food and water and totally lack any hot food supply. The crowds are getting unruly in some areas. UN is spread thin.
Continue reading ‘Situation is tense in Haiti. Port-Au-Prince port is being built by the United States to allow aid’ »