National Asian American Organizations Unite to Support the Sikh Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 10, 2012– The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and OCA have established a joint fund to raise money to support the victims of the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

The two organizations will work with their national partners in the Sikh American community, including South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and Sikh American Education and Legal Defense Fund (SALDEF), to establish the fund.  The leadership of the JACL and OCA, in conjunction with the Sikh-American partner organizations, will work collectively to determine one or more nonprofit organizations to allocate the funds to, based on need and potential impact.

Contributions to the fund will be used to support the victims of the shooting, the injured police officer and their families.  All contributions are tax-deductible, and based on need and input from the partner organizations, will be used to defray the costs of medical bills, funeral expenses, psychological counseling and sustaining the lives of the family members left behind.

Donations for this fund will be collected until August 31, 2012.

If you would prefer, you may also mail your donation to:

National JACL Headquarters
1765 Sutter Street,
San Franicsco, CA 94115