The video describes a service initiative called Sai Cares that began in the Mid-Atlantic Region and is now nation-wide. It aims to provide members of Sathya Sai Centers the opportunity to assist fellow Sai Center members who are undergoing personal challenges or have unmet life needs.

According to the previous President of Mid-Atlantic Region, Doug Gaum, “The Sai organization does a great job providing service to others outside of the organization, but we have Sai Center members who need help themselves. Many seniors may need help with transportation to a doctor’s appointment or help with buying groceries. Others may not know where to go to get help for issues like immigration problems, or what to do when they sustain property damage or lose electricity during storm disasters.” 

This vital initiative is a reflection of the commitment of the SSSIO to ensure that, while pursuing with much time, energy and dedication the many worthy service projects in the larger society, we should not overlook and let fall through the cracks our fellow pilgrims who may be struggling in their own lives. Sai Cares is a reminder to Sai Center members that in practicing Sai Baba’s dictum “Love All, Serve All”, one should not just limit our expression of selfless service and compassion to needy individuals in the larger community outside the organization. There are also many fellow Sai Center members in our midst who are very much in need of assistance. Charity, after all, begins at home.