In mid-March 2020, SSIO volunteers in Kyrgyzstan lovingly served vegetarian pilaf (rice with vegetables and spices) and vegetable salad to 20 people at a local shelter for the homeless. The volunteers also read spiritual verses to lift up the spirits of those who were sick. The people at the shelter were grateful for the kindness shown by the volunteers. Indeed, some of the recipients, in turn, assisted the other guests at the shelter who were in need of help.