Six people were shot and killed in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 5. Suveg Singh, 84; Sita Singh, 41; Ranjit Singh, 49; Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65; Prakash Singh, 39, and Paramjit Kaur, 41, all lost their lives. Four more were wounded, including Lt. Brian Murphy, a police officer who was shot repeatedly.
Now the community is coming together to show their support and offer aid to the wounded and the families of the victims, and you can join them. Here are some of the ways you can help:
- Support the Milwaukee shooting victims - this fund's initial goal was $25,000 but it has already far surpassed that. Their new goal is $75,000.
- We are Sikhs - This fund was created by the family of the temple president who was killed while trying to stop the shooting.
- Sikhs for Justice - Several media outlets report that this human rights organization is offering a $10,000 award to Lt. Brian Murphy. They are not accepting donations for this particular incident, but you can support their advocacy.
- American Red Cross - The Red Cross was on the scene of the shooting. There is currently an urgent need for blood donations nationwide. Consider donating in honor of the victims, regardless of where you live.
- Salvation Army - An Emergency Disaster Services team from the Salvation Army was also on site to offer aid to victim's families.
This list will evolve as new aid resources are announced. If you know of a group that should be listed here please let us know in the comments below.
Keep reading for continuing coverage of the shooting.