United Sikhs Host Langar for Hurricane Victims, Request Recovery of Guru Granth Sahib

September 4, 2005

Source: United Sikhs


On September 4, 2005 the United Sikhs reported, "UNITED SIKHS will be providing langar, [hot meals] from the Sikh community kitchen, to displaced people at the Katrina hurricane evacuee centers in New Orleans... Whilst food has finally started to arrive for evacuees, on UNITED SIKHS' team's visit to the centers yesterday, 'We found a demand for hot meals, which we believe will lift the hunger and spirit of the evacuees,' said Gurvinder Singh, UNITED SIKHS director who brought yesterday a truck full of supplies from Houston to the UNITED SIKHS base camp in Baton Rouge... UNITED SIKHS has also written to the US president for assistance to airlift the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh scriptures) from the submerged Gurdwara Sahib (Sikh place of worship) in New Orleans. 'The New Orleans Gurdwara Sahib is submerged under flood waters and we have not been allowed access to it,' said Sumir Kaur, president of the said Gurdwara, who is co-ordinating the relief efforts with UNITED SIKHS from her home in Baton Rouge. [Her home] has been turned into the UNITED SIKHS base camp."