Try to assuage, as far as you can, the distress of others; when done sincerely, it is the best spiritual practice for a true spiritual aspirant.

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.8, 1968.

During disasters, natural calamities and for the poor and underprivileged, members of the Sri Sathya Sai Organization donate time, material and resources to build and renovate houses. In addition to acquiring new construction related skills, they are rewarded with satisfaction of contributing to a worthy cause, a sense of accomplishment, and increased self-confidence.