SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Monmouth Junction has been collecting and distributing PPE material to members of the South Brunswick community. Members of the temple have been making PPE kits, which consist of five surgical masks, five pairs of gloves and hand sanitizer.

            Mohin Patel is the liaison with the temple who has been on the forefront of the temple’s charitable efforts. According to Mr. Patel, the materials for the kits are being bought by the temple with help from charitable donations. As of last week, the temple has distributed over 400 kits over the span of a couple of days.

            South Brunswick residents can pick up a kit of PPE materials from the temple whenever they please. Members of the temple have delivered supplies to senior citizens and to the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management.

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            The temple has been in South Brunswick for the past four years. Taking their cues from their guru in India, members of the temple have been instructed to support their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week, the temple has been trying to do something different to support the community. A few weeks ago, they held a drive-thru  for the local Food Pantry.

            Currently, members of the temple are working on giving nurses and health care workers care packages filled with food. This will be done by the women’s wing of the dioceses. They are planning to donate to JFK and Hackensack Meridian Hospital. For more information about upcoming events and where to get a PPE kit, please visit their website by clicking here.

            “We are making sure that everyone gets involved and everyone has a chance to give back to the community” Mr. Patel said “It is incumbent on us to do our part for our community in these difficult times by making sure everyone is safe.”