$226,000 raised for Sikh boy who lost entire family in auto accident

Yash (right) with his family – Photo: GoFundMe
By Asia Samachar Team | US |

Eleven-year-old Yash Singh was left alone when his entire immediate family perished in an auto accident in Virginia last week (15 Aug 2019). The tragic accident claimed the lives of his dad Gurmeet Singh, mum Jasleen Kaur, and 6-year-old sister Harjas Kaur.

While he was recovering from a pelvic fracture and a few other injuries om hospital, a group of New Jersey Sikhs had rallied to raise funds to assist Yash.

Within three days, the fundraising campaign at GoFundMe raised US$226,406 (as on 21 Aug), surpassing the $200,000 goal.

“While nobody can ever fulfill the void in Yash’s life, as friends and family, the least we can do is to come together and contribute our share for the medical expenses of Yash, funeral expenses of the deceased, and more importantly, contribute towards the future of Yash,” went the call in the fund raiser organised by Prabhjot, Gagan, Parminder and Jagmeet Singh.

In a note today, they said:

With God’s Grace, a whole community of friends, family, and well wishers across the globe have overwhelmingly come forward to support this cause. We cannot be thankful enough to each and every one of you for your blessings & wishes, your support to extend this campaign on your social media accounts, and your contributions.

Yash is doing well now, and is at home with his uncle’s family. Though the mental & emotional scars are life long, his physical ailments should heal with time over the next few months. May God bless him all the strength – he will need a lot of it.

For the funds, we are working with 2 attorneys and other experts to set up a Trust Fund. The process will take some time but we are following all the right steps to make sure that every dollar of this fund goes towards his future financial support. We will provide more details once things are set up. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to us at contactforyash@dashmeshdarbarnj.org


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