Update: Support for Family of Balbir Singh Sodhi

December 21, 2001

Source: 12News.com


On December 21, 2001, 12News.com reported "Slain Sikh's Family Receives Outpouring of Community Support." It noted that "More than 10,000 people have sent letters, notes and e-mails of sympathy to the family of Balbir Singh Sodhi since the Sikh was shot to death at his Mesa store in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Mesa United Way officials added to those condolences Thursday, presenting Sodhi's son, Sukhwinder, 28, with a check for $48,200 raised in a United Way drive. The group's 56-member board voted unanimously to give the money, deeming Balbir, 49, and his family as much victims of the attacks as those killed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon."