MODESTO — It’s been five years since a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six people and injuring several others.
To honor those who were murdered, volunteers with the Sikh Coalition in Modesto painted a Habitat for Humanity House through their religious concept known as Seva – selfless community service.
Modesto is one of 20 cities taking part of the nationwide event.
This is the second time Sikh volunteers have visited this particular neighborhood. Just two years ago, they helped build the frame of the house they painted today.
Through Saturday morning’s community service, volunteers are hoping to break down any misconceptions the public may have against Sikhs and shed light on hate crimes that have been committed against their community.