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Scientology Volunteer Minister Max McDonald reports from Nepal

We did an early morning mission into the devastation in Kathmandu. Most of the city seems OK but the areas that are affected are bad and are like very eerie ghost towns.

There are five story buildings that have been flattened to two, killing everyone inside. And the stench of dead bodies on occasion is hard to deal with especially when you can't access them. On every building, there are shattered exterior walls threatening to collapse any second. It's pretty dangerous as there are tremors that could cause further collapsed.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers to Send 100 Volunteers to Nepal to Aid in Earthquake Disaster Rescue and Response

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are distributing food and water in Kathmandu where tens of thousands are sleeping in makeshift camps on the street in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude 25 April earthquake. The death toll has topped 5,000 and many more thousands are injured. And entire regions outside the nation’s capital are inaccessible with no estimate of the casualties.


Travel in Kathmandu has been almost impossible with roads blocked by bricks, concrete and entire sections of buildings that fell down on them. People are stranded without supplies, food, unable to reach their homes and families.

Our Volunteer Ministers are working with a team of scouts, clearing debris from a major road so traffic can get through.

Meanwhile, another team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers erected their bright yellow tent to serve as a headquarters for VM activity.

National Volunteer Week Celebrated in Clearwater at Church of Scientology’s Fort Harrison

Scientology Volunteer Ministers receive President's Volunteer Service Award at the Church of Scientology's Fort Harrison

On April 15th, 15,000 hours of volunteer service by 16 individuals and groups was rewarded with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards at the Church of Scientology’s Fort Harrison.  There were over 200 guests in attendance representing 40 different volunteer organizations.

Rescue Effort at Mexico City Maternity Hospital by Topos Volunteer Ministers

Scientology Volunteer Ministers, who are members of Los Topos (the Moles), joined their colleagues in responding to the disaster. Los Topos is the highly acclaimed Mexico search and rescue group who, like moles, burrow under collapsed buildings to rescue survivors.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers, part of the famous Los Topos search and rescue team, responded to the blast that left seven dead and dozens injured.

For three days in overnight sub-zero temperatures, some 200 rescue workers searched through the rubble of the Cuajimalpa Maternity Hospital in Mexico City. Reported in the March edition of Freedom Magazine, some 80 percent of the hospital was destroyed by a blast in the early morning of January 2015.

Church of Scientology Los Angeles Helping the Community Prepare for Disaster

A seminar on how to prepare for “The Big One” was presented by a Los Angeles Fire Department captain at the World Civil Defense Day Expo and Open House February 26, 2016, at the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles.

Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a World Civil Defense Day disaster preparedness program February 28.

The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a disaster preparedness open house and expo February 28 where volunteers learned the basics of how to respond in times of emergency, and organizations from throughout Los Angeles had the opportunity to network with one another, learn the services each has to offer, and increase their ability to respond to the needs of the community.

Volunteer Ministers Start Spring Break Early With One Blood Donor Drive

Florida Blood Services and the Church of Scientology's Volunteer Ministers are 'Spring'-ing Into Saving Lives Through Their First Donor Drive of 2015

The Florida Blood Services One Blood and the Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Tampa held a blood donor drive at 300 South Garden Ave in downtown Clearwater. The drive was open to any who qualify to donate blood. "Spring and Spring Break are right around the corner, a time for many to hit the roads for holiday fun," said Church of Scientology spokesperson Pat Harney.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers World Civil Defense Day Exhibition

Cutting the ribbon at the Volunteer Ministers exhibition February 26, 2015, at the World Civil Defense Day exhibit and open house at the Brussels Branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe.

The Brussels Branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe honored World Civil Defense Day with an open house and exhibit on the Church’s Volunteer Ministers program. Nearly five years have past since the 2010 monsoon submerged some 20 percent of Pakistan in the worst flooding in that country’s history.

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