Aggie Heroes: Sikh Cultural Association

Members of the Sikh Cultural Association

Members of the UC Davis Sikh Cultural Association and alumni collected jackets, underwear, socks, female hygiene products, canned food, water and 300 backpacks requested by a Chico shelter during the Camp Fire. Donations came from students, alumni, Davis community members and the international nonprofit Khalsa Aid. The cultural association, along with UC Davis alumni, delivered the items to the shelter and volunteered at a Salvation Army warehouse. Member and senior psychology major Deepinder Nagra said the group was fulfilling one of the central tenants of the Sikh religion by helping others. “To me it’s never a decision whether to get involved or not, but rather a decision of when can we get there and start serving,” he said.