LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Willie Jordan, the Board and the staff of Fred Jordan Mission offer their heartfelt condolences and share a deep sense of sorrow with the Sikh Community of Los Angeles in the tragic, senseless murder of six of their members in Wisconsin.
Following the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center on 9/11, members of the Sikh Community were persecuted because people mistakenly took them for Taliban.
In response to the hate shown by their persecutors and blatant discrimination, local Sikh leaders in Los Angeles chose to respond with love, offering to volunteer at the Mission by serving needy Americans, to show they are non-violent, peaceful people, and very proud to be Americans.
More than ten years later, the Los Angeles Sikh community is still among the most active Mission volunteers donating their time, food, resources and money to help the poor and homeless men, women and children at the Fred Jordan Mission. This long-lasting partnership continues, with these wonderfully generous people donating thousands of volunteer hours and tens of thousands of dollars in food, blankets and toys that they distribute yearly at the Mission's holiday outreach events for the poor.
The Fred Jordan Mission, open 365 days a year since 1944, feeds hundreds of hungry people and provides assistance to impoverished individuals and families. The Mission is a non-profit, faith-based, educational and relief organization that focuses on education, job training, and self-reliance.
SOURCE Fred Jordan Mission