Experiences of Transformation and Unity of Faiths - The Sri Sathya Sai Healthy Harlem Seva Project.
The Sathya Sai Healthy Harlem Wednesday Evening Seva has been around for nearly 15 years. It was started by the Sai Young Adults at the time.
On the corner of 116th street and Adam Clayton Blvd, three people approached one of Young Adults and asked for money. She refused to give the money, but, with the support of the YAs began preparing meals and handing them out at that very same corner every Wednesday evening. Thus, the Healthy Harlem seva project was born and has continued to evolve with the grace of Swami. Today, the Harlem seva has evolved into a partnership between various faith-based groups and the community - truly becoming an example of Baba's unity of faiths message.
Brother Hemant Wadhwani, who has been volunteering with the Harlem Seva for nearly 13 years, will share his experiences and together will lead a talk with Brother Zamir Hassan, founder of Faiths Against Hunger and Hunger Van Initiative. Brother Zamir Hassan has been coordinating with NJ and NY Sai Centers for various Sai Seva initiatives. Members of the Harlem community and dedicated volunteers over the years - Brother Gary Ashby, Brother Chris Gill, Sister Luam Mehry - will also be part of the program at the Manhattan Sai Center. They will share some of their first hand experiences of both inner transformation and transformation of the community since this Seva project has began.