Fund to help less-affluent Sikhs with funeral costs
I apologize if I'm breaking any BN rules with this post, it's a news item from Aug 6 featured in several MSM news blogs.
The more I hear about the president of the temple, Satwant Kaleka, he was a real inspiration to his community and a hero who save lives during the tragedy.The son of the president of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, who died with five other members in a shooting rampage Sunday, has created an online web site to help cover funeral and other costs for less affluent victims.
Amardeep Kaleka set up the site at www.wearesikhs.com. His father, Satwant Singh, was killed trying to stop the attacker, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, who was fatally shot by a police officer.
None of the money will go to the Kaleka family, according to the son. A founding member and president of the Oak Creek temple, Satwant Singh was a prominent businessman with service stations and other properties.
The story about the flag pole in his front yard with the large American flag, and what it meant to him -- it just breaks your heart that these people are occasionally mistreated because they look 'less-American'. They are some of the best America has to offer; our U.S. culture as a whole could find inspiration in Sikhism.