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$100,000 Raised For Haiti in a Single Day by Surrey, BC, Sikhs

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    $100,000 Raised For Haiti in a Single Day by Surrey, BC, Sikhs
    by KEVIN DIAKIW



    A Surrey (British Columbia, Canada) gurdwara has raised $100,000 for relief efforts in Haiti on the first day of donations.


    Even before the launch of the fund raising campaign, phone calls, emails and text messages overwhelmed volunteers at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara on Scott Road, near 70 Avenue.


    All day long a steady flow of Sikhs from all walks of life and all ages, flowed through the Scott Road Gurdwara, donating to this cause. A planned Radio-thon on local Sikh/ Punjabi Radio Stations, Red FM and Sher-e-Punjab was started a day earlier and put in half a day of on-the-air collections.
    The end result of the first day of effort, was approximately $100,000 in donations being pledged. As the community gears up for day two of the fundraising event, many volunteers have taken vacation time off work, to come and volunteer at the Gurdwara Sahib and the local Radio stations, collecting donations.


    A full 15-hour radio-thon took place on Friday January 15, on Red FM and Sher-e-Punjab, in conjunction with the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


    "The local Sikh community has always shown its support for humanitarian relief efforts, in any part of the world," according to gurdwara president Bikramjit Singh Sandhar. "No matter what our background, where we live, we're all equal and each and every one of us should do their utmost to help a fellow human being."

    If you want to help, please click here: UNITED SIKHS::Recognize the Human Race as One
    [Courtesy: Surrey Leader]
     

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