Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple -London
Volunteers play an essential role, and have been in the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many individuals and communities have come out to volunteer their time and resources at this critical time. Whether it is providing support to the elderly and other vulnerable people through regular phone calls, shopping or collecting medicines, preparing and distributing food to the NHS and other, or supporting in other ways, all play a vital role.
Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan (SKSS) Temple in London, that has a large population of persons of Kenyan origin/ties in its congregation, is committed through its Faith’s teachings, to ensuring that the right help reaches the most vulnerable. “With the current challenges being faced by humanity in all aspects of life due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is vital that organisations such as Temples and Community Centres do what they can to ensure the right help reaches those who most need it.” Says Vinesh Pindoria, the SKSS Assistant Secretary.
The Temple, which was established more than 50 years ago in the UK, has over the years helped many people from different communities, both in the country and globally. During the COVID-19 pandemic, SKSS has been in the forefront, leading efforts to gather and distribute essential food supplies to those in need. Working together with the community, SKSS mobilized and received a huge and positive response from well-wishers who gave of their time, goods, services and other donations towards the COVID-19 response. With the help of a pool of generous and dedicated volunteers, the Temple has been able to support other organisations and community centres locally by:
We are grateful to the Temple, and all others who are volunteering their time and resources during these trying times.
We know many Kenyans are affected by COVID-19.
We wish all those who are undergoing treatment, speedy recovery, and offer encouragement and support to those who are caring for sick loved ones.
We also remember all those who have lost their lives to COVID19. Our thoughts are with the families and friends at this difficult time.
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