Photo Essay by James Yee, AsAmNews Contributor
The Sikh Coalition sponsored eight trees planted at Arsenal Park (1201 E 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205) in honor of the eight individuals killed in the FedEx shooting on April 15, 2021.
It was part of the Great Indy Cleanup hosted by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Eway Foundation. Several interfaith leaders joined the 30-minute program including Maninder Singh Walia (Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis), Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader (Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation), Reverend Joel Miller (All Souls Unitarian Church), and Imam Mikal Saahir (Nur-Allah Islamic Center).
Some of the victim’s families also attended. The names of the victims are Matthew R. Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19; Amarjeet Johal, 66; Jasvinder Kaur, 50; Jaswinder Singh, 70; Amarjit Sekhon, 49; Karli Smith, 19; and John Weisert, 74
In the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting, the Sikh Coalition worked to provide free legal support to survivors and affected family members; engage local, state, and national law enforcement on the investigation; collect and distribute mental health resources to the sangat; support community vigils and events; and coordinate and field local, national, and international media requests.
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