To assist efforts to contain the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) children from Northern California collected medical supplies for health workers and families of victims of the disease. The project, in honour of both Mahasamadhi Day and Easwaramma Day, was spearheaded by two SSE Group 4 students from the Central San Jose Sathya Sai Centre in Northern California. These students were moved by the suffering of thousands affected by the Ebola virus and the bravery of the healthcare workers who put their own lives at risk to treat those affected by the virus. With the guidance of their SSE teacher and help from Sathya Sai youth, the children contacted Medshare for shipping supplies to West Africa. A website, www.region7saicenters.org/SSEStopsEbola/, was set up to provide information on the project. The children collected 33,018 pairs of nitrile gloves, 5,365 masks, 370 bars of soap, 18,116 adhesive bandages, 129 bottles of hand sanitizer, 16,469 individual wipes, and 280 bottles of liquid soap. Prayers were printed on more than 1,000 labels of selected items, prior to shipping.
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