2017 a was tough year on the planet earth. Storms, floods, and earthquakes struck in all directions. Who knows what 2018 will bring, but we all must be prepared to see more trauma as Mother Earth evolves into a new reality. There is nothing we can do about that.
There is something we can do for each other, however. As hardships unfold, it is important to stay present, stay engaged and contribute in whatever little or big way that you can. Last year Sikh Dharma, 3HO, and KRI worked to pool our resources of money and people to serve others in need. We sent two teams and $5,480 for food and supplies to the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma struck; we sent people and $4,769 to Central Mexico after the devastating earthquake there in September; and we contributed $1,388 to the Sat Nam Foundation for clean drinking water in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Thank you to everyone who made this happen by contributing on our Crowdrise Fundraiser!
You can still visit our disaster relief page to read the reports and see the picture of the volunteers doing seva.
And thank you, most sincerely, to those teams who went into the affected areas to do seva and help those in need. Wahe Guru!
Now we need to get ready for 2018. Do you have some time to give? Are you willing to donate funds to help people in need? Sikh Dharma ensures that 100% of the funds donated to our Disaster Relief Fund go directly to the relief efforts – sending teams of volunteers, buying needed supplies and getting them directly into the affected areas.
2018 is here. Are you ready for it? Be part of the solution and give when the time calls for it.
Stay tuned for opportunities to Be the Forklift!