Fishers resident Gurinder Singh, along with other members of the Sikh Community of Fishers, are coordinating efforts with Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority Mario Rodriguez and TSA Federal Security Director Aaron Batt. Efforts will support the Indianapolis International Airport TSA agents impacted by the government shutdown.
Sikhs delivered $5,000 in gift cards and grocery cards and more than $5,000 worth of hot food to TSA agents Jan. 28.
“The Sikh community of Fishers has grown from five families to more than 500 families and have recently launched a $3 million building project. We are incredibly grateful for the vibrant community we have and want to continue extending the humanitarian principle of sharing the fruits of one’s labor with others,” said Singh, founder and chairman of SikhsPAC.
Singh said the Sikh temple at 12200 E 131 St. in Fishers has a community kitchen.
“Our community kitchen will continue serving every Sunday,” Singh said. “Our hope is to be able to meet the needs of those who are at the greatest impact as well as inspire others to come forward.”
“The communities’ generosity is overwhelming and amazing,” Batt stated. “Not every TSA agent is in need, but there certainly are many who are. Gift cards will be shared with those who truly have compelling stories of needs which need to be immediately met.”