Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics Answer the Call for Those in Greatest Need During Nepal Disaster EmergencySubmitted by vmupdate on Thu, 2015-05-28 18:19
Among the hundreds of volunteers on the Scientology Disaster Response Team in Nepal are a team of doctors, a nurse and paramedics who have had their skills put to the test in many disasters. They come from around the world to use their skills freely in the help of their fellow man. They are doctors, nurses and paramedics who travel to disaster sites to give aid to those in need.
Scientology Volunteer Minister-trained Scouts prove themselves to be a vital asset in Nepal’s recovery. A school football field has been reincarnated as a tent city in its post-earthquake life, thanks to the help of a team of hundreds of volunteers including members of the Canadian Army and Volunteer Minister-trained Nepalese Scouts. Most of the 35,000 residents of the Kathmandu suburb lost their hillside homes, which collapsed or were damaged beyond repair by the first of the earthquakes and aftershocks to besiege the region since April 25. <
Rainy season begins in June and hundreds of thousands are still without shelter after the April/May earthquakes and aftershocks. Scientology Volunteer Ministers teams are building tents and temporary housing to help provide protection from the elements. It is a typical example of the ruthlessness of this month of earthquakes and aftershocks—villagers in the Kavrepalanchowk district are living in the open, afraid to go back into the buildings that used to be their village—and rightly so.
Mountain Village in Nepal Spared Significant Damage from Latest Major Quake, Scientology Volunteer Minister ReportsSubmitted by vmupdate on Thu, 2015-05-21 08:17
The May 12 earthquake struck shortly after a team of 16 Volunteer Ministers reached a mountainous district some 86 kilometers north of Kathmandu. In a remote mountain village in Nepal’s Dhading district, 86 kilometers north of Kathmandu, a group of Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) were fortunate to have just arrived when the 7.3 magnitude May 12 earthquake struck. Being on the spot permitted them to provide relief.
Hundreds of thousands have suffered loss, injury and displacement in a nation ravaged by death and destruction. Volunteer Ministers help with Scientology assist techniques. In one of the legion of tent cities that ring Kathmandu in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes, a woman lies on a mat surrounded by members of her family. She is motionless. She doesn’t turn her head. She seems almost dead—and very nearly was. The woman was buried beneath rubble for 24 hours after her home crashed on top of her, caved in by the massive 7.8 earthquake on April 25.
Legendary Mexican Search-and-Rescue Team Los Topos Answers the Call Following Devastating Nepal QuakeSubmitted by vmupdate on Sat, 2015-05-16 17:17
Scientology Volunteer Ministers arranged transport for 16 Topos members to the disaster zone to assist with rescue effort after April 25 temblor. Under the leadership of longtime first responder Hector “El Chino” Mendez, a 16-member contingent of Mexico’s Los Topos search-and-rescue team was flown to the center of the disaster zone in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25 – risking their own lives to comb through the rubble for survivors.
VMs tote generators, food packs, tarp shelters and bags of rice to villagers and orphans still reeling from devastating April 25 most recent May 12 earthquake. Over the past week, a team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal, has delivered aid to villages in the surrounding area – as well as to an orphanage where some 40 children entertained the volunteers with both traditional Nepalese songs as well as one sung in English.
A member of the Volunteer Ministers representing the Churches of Scientology Disaster Response (CSDR) at the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Convention or VOAD for short, sent in the following blog entry: