The threat of the Coronavirus pandemic is only continuing to worsen throughout the world, with the United States now reporting over 85,000 confirmed cases and more than 1200 deaths. Governments have enforced policies to send non essential employees home to stave off the spread of the infectious COVID-19 virus, with citizens around the globe practicing social distancing and self quarantine procedures. However, this isn’t without cascading effects, as the International Labour Organization estimates that upwards of 24 million workers will lose their jobs due to the havoc that the pandemic has caused to the global economy. It’s during these troubled and uncertain times that the San Jose Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has displayed solace to the members of its community by offering assistance in the form of a hotline at (408) 247-9373.
This information comes from California based internist and Vice President of the Committee, Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh, whose medical expertise has proved to be invaluable in both combatting the virus as well as bolstering morale for the Gurdwara’s community.
The hotline is posed to offer a range of services, including emotional support for those suffering from sadness or anxiety, guidance in filing for unemployment benefits, and arranging for grocery delivery services for the sick and elderly. The Sikh Gurdwara urges the community not to hesitate to ask for help, and reassures that we are in this together.