Sikh Entrepreneurs Raise Over $100,000 In 48 Hours For Wisconsin Shooting Victims

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As you surely know by now, a gunman entered a Sikh temple Sunday morning in Wisconsin and opened fire, killing six people and wounding three others, including a police officer.

Later Sunday afternoon, two Sikh entrepreneurs, Savneet Singh and Jesse Pujji, started a campaign on the crowd-sourced funding site indiegogo to raise money for the victims.

The response has been overwhelming.

The campaign, which cracked six figures in its first 48 hours, now has $112,466 from 1,218 donors (at the time of publication). Pujji says donors have given as little as $5 and as much as $5,000. The campaign has reached the top of indiegogo’s Community page.

“The whole thing is a tribute to good people and social networks,” Pujji says, downplaying Singh and his role in the campaign.

Pujji says they will evenly divide the funds between the victims and send checks to their families once the campaign ends at the end of August.

“We anticipate that the Milwaukee Sikh community will require substantial financial support as they heal from this senseless tragedy, and therefore graciously seek donations to offer support to the victims of the shooting, the injured police officer, and their families,” the campaign page reads.