Gurmeet Singh (Ashu)

Gurmeet Singh (Ashu), Lindenwold
2023 Camden County MLK Freedom Medal Nominee

Lindenwold’s Gurmeet Singh is the essence of quiet service: giving of his time, prepared meals, and financial assistance to vulnerable community members without talking much about it. 

Gurmeet provides food and time to many local organizations including The Hunger Project, Camden County International Day Parade, Khalsa Aid Project, Indian-American Society of New Jersey, Guru Nanak Sewak Jatha of New Jersey, Asian American Alliance of South Jersey, United Sikhs, and The Shradha Foundation. 

During the worst early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gurmeet also provided free weekly meals to hospitals and law enforcement officials. His current work includes offering direct financial assistance to veterans and distributing free turkeys and Thanksgiving meals to Lindenwold senior citizens. 

In addition to his routine provision of meals to organizations throughout the region, Gurmeet is deeply invested in making sure that low-income neighbors, senior citizens, and disabled people have easy access to resources they need. A one-man Uber, he often chauffeurs elderly neighbors and ensures that they are escorted to their destinations safely. Gurmeet successfully manages more than 80 volunteers across the organizations he works with. He has reached 3,000 hours of community service so far and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.