Service without idea of self is the very first step in the spiritual progress of man. For, it trains you to transcend all the distinctions artificially imposed by history and geography and realize that the human  community  is ONE, and indivisible. Learn this truth; experience it in action

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 13, 1973-74 

The Sri Sathya Sai Organization is adopting communities in order to make a difference in the lives of needy people by providing education, healthcare, food, shelter, drinking water, and other services.