GHANAIA Katrina Hurricane Relief
Testimonial from Tom Bausman
Tom Bausman: a retired USAF pararescueman, who assisted UNITED SIKHS's rescue team to recover Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Sikh holy scriptures) from the New Orleans Gurdwara (place of worship):
"Thanks you again for the opportunity to help. I put a great deal of thought into this over the last week and I have come to the realization that for people like Dave and I the opportunity to help others is the answer to a prayer. Here is a passage that I have found to be useful.
Some say, "I would give, but only to the deserving."
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.
They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and nights, is worthy of all else from you.
And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream.
And what desert greater shall there be, that that which lies in the courage and the confidence, nay the charity, of receiving?
And who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed?
See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving.
I have a greater appreciation for your faith as well as your group and shall spread the word of your accomplishments where ever I go. I am impressed by your group UNITED SIKHS and the caliber and integrity of your personnel. Please feel free to contact me any time I would feel privileged to aid you at any time.
Tom Bausman, BS, NREMTP, I/C, T, W
USAF Retired Pararescueman
Owner Tier One EMT, Inc.