Correa met with the Dhaliwal family Monday afternoon and donated $10,000 during their time of need. He said he felt compelled to make the donation after hearing of the deputy's shooting.
Thank you Sandeep for everything you did to help others here in Houston and Puerto Rico! Rest In Peace 🙏🏽 you’ll always be remembered! https://t.co/nulCccufeT— Carlos Correa (@TeamCJCorrea) September 30, 2019
Deputy Dhaliwal did a lot of work in Puerto Rico, Correa's home country, helping them recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017.
"We are ready to go help our brothers and sisters in #PuertoRico," wrote Dhaliwal on Instagram. He also posted a video alongside Harris County commissioner, Adrian Garcia, from the trip.
Dhaliwal changed the lives of many, according to community members, and was the first deputy to wear a turban and a beard, blending the articles of faith of his Sikh religion with his uniform.
During Sunday's game, the Houston Texans held a moment of silence for Dhaliwal before their game against the Panthers.
Papa John's pizza is also making a generous offer to help support Dhaliwal's family. On Tuesday, the chain will donate profits from its greater Houston-area locations to the deputy's family.
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A GoFundme page has been established to help. You can donate by clicking here.
The HCSO Benevolence Association has also set up a portal to donate. You can find more on those efforts by clicking here.
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