Khalsa Aid COVID-19 Emergency Outreach

A project of Khalsa Aid USA
khalsa aid intl logo.jpg Amritpal Kaur
Vacaville, California, US
$31,450pledged of $30,000 goal
$31,450goal: $30,000
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A MATCHING FUND IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROJECT.  MATCH YOUR DONATION BY ENTERING COVIDFUND AT CHECKOUT (up to $1000 per donation).  While funds last.

Khalsa Aid USA is currently working nationwide to serve vulnerable individuals who cannot pick up groceries/essentials due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

All funds from this campaign will 100% go towards the purchase of groceries/essentials.

Currently, we are averaging $50/per family depending on the size of the family and request. We are assessing each call case-by-case. Many of the people who have requested services are disabled, do not own a car, have kids at home, live with an elderly person, live alone, are immuno-comprised, etc. We are trying to be as flexible and accommodating as possible to specific diets. 

We have also started to assess the needs for first responders and essential workers who are at high risk.

As a country we must come together to support our local communities and its vulnerable citizens however we can. 

  • 05/26/2020

    Khalsa Aid USA ZOOM Webinar May 28

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    We invite you to participate in our first ZOOM webinar this Thursday, May 28 at 6pmPST, 9pmEST. Listen to the Khalsa Aid USA leadership talk about the organization and it's current COVID-19 efforts across the country. The webinar will be moderated and hosted by the Dasvandh Network.

    Please register via the link below. We welcome you to submit your questions before-hand in the link below as well. We look forward to hearing from the sangat. 

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MmB-9P__Q3GPckmiqntBEQ

     

    Stay safe and healthy!

  • 05/12/2020

    Thank You! We met our goal.

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    Since we launched the COVID-19 Emergency Outreach Project on the Dasvandh Network, we met our goal of $30,000 in a matter of ten days! This has been our first project with Dasvandh and we did not know what to expect. We are so humbled and full of gratitude to the support you showered us with. 

    From the top 10 U.S. states with the highest COVID-19 positive cases, Khalsa Aid USA has teams serving in 9 of these states: NY, NJ, MA, PA, MI, CA, TX, FL, WA. 

    Since our last post 3 weeks ago on April 20 we have so much to share so please excuse the long message. We take pride in our seva and we want you to know where your funds are going. Here are some new updates in some of our regions:

    CA: In the Bay Area alone we have delivered groceries and essentials to nearly 2,000 families, some as high as 200/week. Many of these families consisted of the elderly and/or low-income. In the Central Valley area the primary recipient of food deliveries were single mothers and families with babies. Central Valley provided meals for the homeless as requested. Our team partnered with local Sikh groups to consolidate our efforts together to be able to serve large populations of the California community. 

    NY: We are continuing to provide groceries to families, hot meals to 2 Brooklyn hospital's staff, and senior citizens in Queens. Additionally, we are now working with on-the-ground partners who have helped identify vulnerable groups that need food assistance, such as a East Bronx Jewish food pantry and two Queens based organizations helping feed undocumented families. 

    We donated 3,000 PPE essentials to Jamaica Hospital which is at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. We donated 3,000 items consisting of PPE and essentials to AHRC - which will be shared among their 40 residential homes throughout NYC. AHRC serves families with members that have developmental disabilities. Many of these individuals canont social distance and their caregivers had contracted COVID-19. 

    NJ: In North Jersey our team provided healthy snacks at a COVID-19 testing site, pizza to EMS/Fire/Police departments, and are continuing to provide grocery deliveries upon request. Most recently our team donated food essentials to a Women's Shelter in Jersey City in honor of Mother's Day. In South Jersey, our team conducted a 5-day langar seva for both lunch and dinner each day for the ER and ICU departments at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Earlier last month, the South Jersey team served hundreds of homeless Camden County residents by providing hot vegetarian meals downtown. We are continuing to work with women's groups throughout the state, especially pregnant mothers, homeless mothers, and victims of domestic abuse. 

    MA: We are working with social workers and partners in the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) which is a part of the Massachusetts Health Department who are vetting patients who either have COVID-19 or have a family member that has COVID-19 and cannot leave their home to get food. Many of these members do not speak English and are low-income. So far in Massachusettes we have provided groceries to over 100 families. 

    PA: Our primary requests for food came from Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, and Lehigh Valley. Many of these families are low-income and/or have lost their jobs. We worked with volunteers from all counties and were able to deliver to over 200 families. 

    TX: We focused on the county largest hit by COVID-19 which was the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We were able to make a few grocery deliveries in a state that Khalsa Aid has never operated in before. 

    MI: This is our newest state where we have launched operations to continue the COVID-19 emergency outreach. We are focusing on serving the South-east region of Michigan and the vulnerable communities that need us most. Over Mothers Day weekend, we delivered groceries to a nearby homeless shelter. 

    WI: Our Wisconsin team has served in one week alone nearly 150 families providing each with a standard family pack of food and essentials. Over Mothers Day weekend, hot vegetarian meals and 100 hygiene packs were provided in downtown Milwaukee. WI is working with vulnerable members of the Vietnamese community and veterans.  

    VA: Our Virginia team has started to receive the largest number of grocery requests from the refugee community (Afghanistan and Somalia) and Spanish speaking families. Our Virginia volunteers were so creative they translated their flyers into Spanish to accomodate vulnerable members whose first language is not English. 

    MD: To date we have served over 60 families in the state. We are focusing on grocery deliveries to vulnerable families. The majority of requests are from the Latino community and larger family sized households with babies. We have been delivering diapers as needed.

    FL: We continue to focus on Orlando, Tampa, and Miami-Dade county for our grocery deliveries. Miami-Dade county has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the entire state. Our team also had an opportunity to meet the Tampa mayor who was thankful for Khalsa Aid's efforts in assisting families with food assistance during the pandemic. So far the state has been able to serve over 60 families. The primary of these requests are coming from the Latino community. 

    We are still continuing our COVID-19 seva until our regions are fully out of lockdown mode and we start receiving less requests for resources. Until then we will remain dedicated to our duty and making sure your donated funds go towards all of the projects we have mentioned above and anything else related to COVID-19. 

    Please continue to share our efforts with your family and friends. We encourage you to come volunteer with us and help your communities during this crisis. Please continue to reshare/retweet our social media posts from:

    Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @KhalsaAidUSA 

  • 04/20/2020

    First Update

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    It has only been a few days and we are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from the Dasvandh community. 

    As of now we are operating our COVID-19 emergency outreach in 14 states. We have served over 6,000 vulnerable individuals. 90% of the recipients we have served from Massachusetts are from the Latino community. The Bronx, Harlem, and Queens are areas where we have the highest number of requests in New York City. Our New York team is serving langar to 1) 2 hospitals in Brooklyn biweekly and 2) senior citizens in Queens 5x a week. Our Central Valley, California team has made vegetarian meals for over 1,000 homeless individuals. Miami, Orlando, and Tampa are the top cities where we are seeing requests coming in for our Florida team. Florida requests are primarily from members of the senior citizen community as well as individuals who have lost their jobs. 

    We have started receiving positive media attention from ABC30 to Ruptly. We are excited to be a part of our first national radio campaign hosted by Radio Mirchi which is currently airing daily for the next month. 

    Please continue to share our efforts with your family and friends. We encourage you to come volunteer with us and help your communities during this crisis. Please continue resharing/retweeting our social media posts from:

    Twitter @KhalsaAid_USA 

    Instagram and Facebook @KhalsaAidUSA 

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