Veteran first responder Ayal Lindeman from the United States arrived in the Philippines and was joined by the leader of the Volunteer Ministers India Goodwill Tour, Marion Whitta, who will lead the disaster response team comprised of local Scientology Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Manila and those arrived or en route from many countries including the U.S., Australia, Japan and Taiwan.
US Veteran first responder Ayal Lindeman is leading the international Scientology Volunteer Ministers disaster response team to help the Philippines recover from super typhoon Haiyan. Here is his message: "This will be my second trip to the Philippines for a super typhoon Cat 5 response in less than a year. The devastation is intense. We cannot sit by. No one can. It is the true nature of a being to desire to help and the fact is that you can. With these deployments, specialized equipment is needed and that takes funds.
An international team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers is in final preparation to leave for the Philippines, where they will join the local Volunteer Ministers already on the ground.
Veteran first responder Ayal Lindeman from the United States will lead the team. He will be joined by experienced Volunteer Ministers from Australia and hundreds of Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Manila and Scientology Churches and Missions in nearby countries. They will be in the Philippines for the coming month to help the country recover from Typhoon Haiyan.
The third major storm to hit Mexico this hurricane season has left an already weakened infrastructure reeling. Hurricane Raymond careened toward Mexico’s Pacific coast threatening new flooding in Acapulco, still recovering from September’s heavy rains.
A team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers have been assisting firefighters and emergency response personnel who are contending with the worst bushfires to affect New South Wales, Australia, in the past half century.The bushfires began October 13. By the 18th, 100 fires were raging. Two days later, New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell declared a state of emergency. Nearly 250 houses and other structures have been destroyed.
Mexico’s Tropical Storms Ingrid and Manuel have wreaked havoc, with the death toll now 123 and an estimated 59,000 evacuated. The first of the two nearly simultaneous storms made landfall on September 16, affecting two thirds of the country in the worst storm to hit Mexico in decades.