United Sikhs provide aid to thousands of residents across Carolina Baptist churches

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FAIR BLUFF, NORTH CAROLINA (September 23, 2018) – UNITED SIKHS, a global humanitarian non-profit affiliated with the United Nations, has partnered with local Baptist churches and organizations throughout the state to provide thousands of residents bottled water, warm meals, personal hygiene products and canned food supply. To date, the organization has helped package 6,250 meals with Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte for families in need after Hurricane Florence set record flood levels throughout the East Coast.

In addition, UNITED SIKHS have provided donations of bottled water, juice and food supply to the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA in Salisbury, Morgan Elementary School in Gold Hill and Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Whiteville. The non-profit also continues to provide aid packages to hundreds of residents daily at ongoing food distributions set up at the Sandy Grove and Butler Branch Baptist Churches in Fair Bluff.

UNITED SIKHS Operations Manager Rajesh Singh stands with Pastor Lance at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Food Distribution

“After thoroughly surveying several affected areas throughout the state, the need for continued support is clear,” said Rajesh Singh, UNITED SIKHS Operations Manager. “With the support of interfaith leaders, we look forward to serving food and water daily and offering medical assistance to residents in need. In times of disaster, it is these interfaith partnerships that have exemplified the true meaning of humanitarianism and Southern hospitality.”

UNITED SIKHS Volunteers Purchase Food Supplies for Residents in need

While roads remain waterlogged throughout the state, many stores in Whiteville, including Walmart, are completely sold out of food, water and basic necessities. To supplement continued aid distributions, UNITED SIKHS volunteers based in Raleigh purchased resources and drove 100+ miles to Sandy Grove Baptist Church on Sunday. About 100 residents were able to receive much-needed food and water supply because of this effort. Videos of additional distribution drop offs hosted by UNITED SIKHS are available below:

Morgan Elementary in Gold Hill Donation Video
J.F. Hurley Family YMCA in Salisbury Donation Drop Off Video
Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Fair Bluff Donation Drop Off Video

UNITED SIKHS has put out a call for more volunteers, with a specific need on doctors, cooks and drivers. To join as a volunteer or donate to ongoing relief efforts, or bring your donation to one of the following collection centers:

Issued by:
Gurvinder Singh
Director, UNITED SIKHS
E:sikhaid@unitedsikhs.org

ABOUT UNITED SIKHS: UNITED SIKHS is a United Nations-associated global charity that advocates for civil and human rights, registered in 11 chapters. Our International Civil & Human Rights Advocacy helps advance the economic, social and spiritual empowerment of minorities and other marginalized groups and individuals in need, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social status, age or ability. We achieve this by protecting and enforcing the civil and human rights of minorities and marginalized groups in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Visit us at www.UNITEDSIKHS.org.

 

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