Following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, SSIO volunteers from Trinidad and Tobago, led by members of the Pasea Sathya Sai Centre, worked tirelessly to provide relief to the residents of Dominica island, which was hard hit. On 1st October 2017, more than 500 volunteers packed 5,000 boxes containing rice, flour, oil, pasta, beans, baking powder, ketchup, oats, sanitary pads, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, toothbrush, and matches. On 8th October, 91 pallets containing food and 140 pallets containing galvanised roof sheeting, generators, plywood, bulk food, lanterns, tarpaulins, clothing, cups, hand lotions, buckets, brooms, razor blades, 2,900 cases of water, and 200 mattresses were shipped to Dominica on a vessel privately chartered by the Pasea Centre. On 10th October, 22 volunteers unloaded the ship, transferred 1,000 boxes onto five trucks, and left at 7:00 the following morning for distribution in the hardest hit villages. The villagers showered the Sathya Sai volunteers with gratitude and love for their selfless services.
SSIO Members with the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica.