UNITED SIKHS Partners with NC Health Department to Educate about Swine Flu Pandemic at Health Fair
52nd Sikh Aid health fair offers free flu shots, free lab tests and health screenings for all ages at local Gurdwara in North Carolina
Charlotte, NC, USA – With concerns that the ‘Swine’ flu pandemic continues to spread worldwide this Fall, UNITED SIKHS Carolina Sikh Aid Team, in collaboration with Gurdwara Sahib of Charlotte, organized its second health fair this year and provided free flu shots, free lab tests (Cholesterol and Diabetes) and free health screenings for the public.
The fair, which was held on 1st November, 2009, at the local Gurdwara, is part of our ongoing effort to engage, educate and empower the community through health initiatives. Continue reading ‘UNITED SIKHS Partners with NC Health Department to Educate about Swine Flu Pandemic at Health Fair’ »
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’ »
Marking the anniversary of the 1984 attacks on Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) in Amritsar, the sangat of Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar in Port Reading, NJ and UNITED SIKHS hosted the annual blood drive, where dozens of community members participated and generously donated. Central Jersey Blood Services partnered with us on this important endeavor. Continue reading ‘Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar hosts Blood Drive; Community Members respond to crucial need’ »
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’ »
Before volunteers leave for Haiti, you should already be up to date on
your regular vaccinations such as MMR, DPT, polio, etc., and at
minimum, get vaccinations for:
All of these vaccinations are normally available from your State for
FREE, and all you have to do is walk into a clinic.
You also should have malaria prophylactics, and if at all possible
typhoid vaccination, which may or may not be available.
For New York, call the New York City Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene’s Immunization Hotline at (212) 676-2323. They’ll give you
your closest clinic. If you say you’re going to Haiti, they’ll say we
don’t do travel vaccinations. Just tell them clearly that you need
these above, and they should tell you where to go.
And also ReliefWeb’s guidance for relief workers:
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’ »
Upcoming Event: We need volunteers to donate blood and also to assist on this day in Port Reading New Jersey.
Every 2.5 seconds, someone needs blood…It could be a friend, a family member or maybe even you.
LIFE SHARED. LIFE SAVED. SO DONATE BLOOD
Continue reading ‘13th December:Advancing Care Together: Blood Drives: 2 Locations in New Jersey’ »
6th of July 2009, Pesahwar, Pakistan: In the third visit to meet the Sikhs in Peshawar the Sikhs broke out their silence of their situation and gave a detailed saga of the kidnapping of Kalyan Singh.