On 21st December 2013, about 20 Sathya Sai volunteers from the Arcadia, Glendale and Hollywood Centres distributed 300 blankets and packets containing food and water, between 9:30 and 11:00 pm, to the homeless sleeping on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. A young adult remarked that it was both transformational and touching to see how people were so happy just to receive a warm blanket or some food and water, on a cold winter night.