On behalf of Amanpreet Singh’s family and the entire Barara Village, I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to TEAM Aid. I was informed about Amanpreet’s sudden death on 9/17 in NYC. He was only 21 years old and recently came to the USA two months back. His father is financially struggling and was in utter shock with the news of his son’s demise. His parents were repeatedly asking me only one thing. “Please send our son back so we can see him and respectfully perform his final rites.” I was so lost and emotionally drained. I had no hope, help, or guidance. I called the Indian Embassy on 9/18/2022 and I was immediately connected to Mr. Mohan from TEAM Aid. I still remember my phone call with Mr. Mohan, his demeanor was so comforting and reassuring once I explained my concerns and Aman’s family’s situation to him. I couldn’t believe someone who has no connection with the family and had compassion for strangers in a vulnerable situation is ready to take charge of the whole situation. Indian Embassy paid the expenses and TEAM aid took care of everything else. Mr. Mohan and Mr. Raj Punjabi kept us updated on every step. Within 5 days Amanpreets’s family was able to perform his funeral in India. This whole experience was very motivating for me. I wish I could find enough words to express my appreciation for the kind support.
I really appreciate the selfless efforts of Mohan, Raj, their organization TEAM Aid, and the Indian Embassy of New York. I have learned a lot from this Experience. I hope to work with TEAM Aid with the same sincerity and commitment in the near future.
— Shirmeej Singh