Source: World Sikh Council
On September 23, 2005 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "Less than a month after Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, the member organizations of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) have responded by donating and pledging over $125,000 towards the relief efforts, and providing support for those affected by this tragedy. Contributions by the member organizations have been made to the American Red Cross, WSC-AR's Katrina Aid Campaign, United Sikhs' Ghanaia Katrina Hurricane Relief, Salvation Army, and other relief agencies and efforts. WSC-AR appreciates the relief efforts being carried out by the local Sikh communities of Baton Rouge, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Dayton, Richmond, and others, as well as United Sikhs' efforts in Donaldsonville and elsewhere... Dr. Anahat Kaur, Vice-Chairperson of WSC-AR, added, 'With hurricane Rita on the horizon, it is important that Sikhs continue to donate generously to a reliable charity or relief campaign of their choice so that some comfort can be provided to those affected by these tragedies. Sikhs in receiving communities are encouraged to continue support of those displaced.'"