Bhagawan’s Mahasamadhi was observed across the USA by Sathya Sai volunteers who participated in Jyothi (Light) Meditation and provided food and humanitarian care to thousands of needy people. In the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA, 40 separate service activities were organised. In Virginia, the Sathya Sai Centres of South Bethesda, Fairfax and Loudoun held a medical camp; Sathya Sai children from the Hampton Roads Centre visited the ailing residents of Beacon Shores Nursing Home in Virginia Beach; food supplies were distributed in Norfolk; the Richmond Centre served breakfast to hundreds of needy individuals; and Sathya Sai volunteers in Charlottesville served lunch to the homeless at a Salvation Army shelter. Volunteers cleaned up Jamaica Beach in Queens, New York, near the Atlantic Ocean. An Education in Human Values class was held in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, for local children. In Maine, members from the Scarborough Sathya Sai Centre prepared sandwiches for the Preble Street Homeless Shelter and visited the Maine Veterans Home to give company to World War II veterans. Food, clothes and toiletries were given to residents of homeless shelters in Orlando, Florida. Food and care packages were distributed in Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as in St. Louis, Missouri. Volunteers from Boston, Chelmsford and Northborough in Massachusetts helped clean the Lowell Heritage National Park. In Texas, food was distributed to needy families in rural areas and at a homeless shelter in Houston. Several service projects were carried out in Phoenix, Arizona, during April 2014, including the building of a house for a needy family. More than a thousand poor people received food, supplies and toiletry kits from Sathya Sai Centres in Southern California.
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