“Vancouver, Washington–October 12, 2012–Fire crews and agents from the ATF and FBI remain on the scene of a large overnight fire that destroyed a Sikh Temple in Vancouver. The blaze was reported shortly after 2:25 a.m. Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian” (source: The Oregonian)
In a letter to her local newspaper, Jan Asai writes to the local Sikh community in Vancouver, Washington, who lost their place of worship to a fire last week:
My heart goes out to the entire Sikh community. Please rebuild your place of worship. Our diversity makes our community richer, stronger and more vital. You have friends and neighbors here willing to offer you encouragement and hope for the future.
Read her entire letter here. More about the fire that destroyed the Gurdwara under renovation is here.