July 2023 Media Articles
At the recent Southeast Regional Retreat in Fruitland, FL, SSSIO members planted nine trees as part of the SSSIO's mission of planting One Million Trees. Members carried out a tree planting ceremony, which included the blessing of the ground and the trees. SSSIO members were also instructed, both before and during the retreat, on the proper way to plant and take care of the trees.
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, members of the Sri Sathya Sai Center of Louisville, KY, volunteered with Louisville Grows, a non-profit, and spent three hours of hard labor outdoors to plant 20 trees in the Chickasaw neighborhood. This was part of a continuous community effort by Louisville Grows to plant a thousand trees a year to reduce the adverse effects of urban heat and create more healthy urban neighborhoods.
On April 1, 2023, SSE children, their parents and teachers of the Sri Sathya Sai Center, of Seattle Eastside visited the residents of Aegis Living Center of Redmond.SSE teachers planned a fun-filled visit which included making beautiful cards for the seniors, singing to them, and small group activities such as playing games and coloring activities. Everyone enjoyed the visit and the SSE children took away many valuable lessons from their time spent with the elderly residents.
About 60 SSSIO members from Dallas, Austin and Houston, TX traveled to volunteer at a health screening camp for more than 100 individuals of the Greater Beaumont community on April 15, 2023, at the Turning Point Church in Vidor, TX. The SSSIO collaborated with several agencies who worked seamlessly with Sai volunteers from planning to the execution of the camp. A variety of health screening services were provided including blood pressure check, vision and auditory screenings, breast exams, dental and podiatry services.