Source: The Appeal-Democrat
On October 28, 2001 The Appeal-Democrat reported, "Yuba-Sutter Sikhs honor terrorist victims: Make donation to families of police and firefighters killed in Sept. 11 attacks." The article noted that "Members of the Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Yuba City donated about $16,000 Saturday to help families of police officers and firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast." One member of the Sikh Temple was quoted as saying, "We hope people understand we're part of the community. We're all Americans and we feel deeply hurt by what happened in New York. We want to be a part of the healing process as Americans."