Through the Puerto Rico mission, UNITED SIKHS Disaster Relief Ground Team, in coordination with FEMA and local strategic partners, reached the island within days following Hurricane Maria. Through sheer determination, our team members worked to restore damaged water pumps in the Utuado and Lares region serving over 60,000 families. Simultaneously, our teams served fresh, hot-cooked meals reaching over 20,000 Puerto Ricans in the most remote areas and mountainous regions during the months of October and November. Subsequently, UNITED SIKHS also shipped five 40’ containers packed full of humanitarian aid with over 50,000 water bottles, over 50 pallets of relief supplies (batteries, diapers, cleaning supplies, canned foods, etc) and over 100 ‘Sawyer’ water filtration kits.
Undoubtedly, these are significant results which have been recorded and recognized by FEMA and our strategic partners in and around the region. All of us at UNITED SIKHS are truly humbled that our volunteers empower themselves to work hard as they selflessly carry the Guru’s message wherever they go and shine a light into the darkest corners of the earth.