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Scientology Volunteer Minister Al Adriance, Helping People Pick Up the Pieces

Scientologist Al Adriance

The meaning of the word “devastation” was brought home once again to Al Adriance. Although a disaster relief veteran who provided help after the 2007 Greensburg, Kansas, tornado, Adriance was stunned by the destruction he saw in Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011.

Al Adriance will long remember Memorial Day Weekend 2011, not for the celebrations and parties, but for what he confronted in Joplin, Missouri, after the May 23 tornado.

Learning of the disaster, the Kansas Citian left for Joplin the following morning and spent the next 10 days providing relief.

How Churlya Wurfel Created Volunteer Minister Partnerships Throughout the Pacific

Scientologist Churlya Wurfel (far left) trained nurses in Indonesia on Scientology assist technology after a 2009 earthquake

Scientologist Churlya Wurfel is determined to make Scientology assist technology broadly available to those in need. 

Spring Valley Mayor Declares July 12 Ralph Mary Gedeon Day

Spring Valley, New York, Mayor Noramie Jasmin (center) awards Ralph Mary Gedeon (right) a plaque commemorating Ralph Mary Gedeon Day—July 12, 2011. At left is LPN, EMP and Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman who saved Gedeon’s life.

An amazing young man, whose life was saved by a Scientology Volunteer Minister after the Haiti earthquake, is determined to make a difference for his country.

Spring Valley, New York, Mayor Noramie Jasmin has designated July 12, 2011, as Ralph Mary Gedeon Day in recognition of the courage and resolve of a young survivor of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Kansas City and St Louis Missouri Picked up the Pieces after the May 23 Joplin tornado.

Kansas City Lead Volunteer Ministers Al Adriance will long remember Memorial Day Weekend 2011, not for the celebrations and parties, but for what he confronted in Joplin, Missouri, after the May 23 tornado.Learning of the disaster, the Kansas Citian left for Joplin the following morning and spent the next 10 days providing relief.The team of some 40 Scientology Volunteer Ministers converged in Joplin from the Church of Scientology St. Louis and the Church of Scientology Kansas City, Missouri.

Profile: David Scattergood, All the Good We Can Do

Scientologist David Scattergood (center) coordinates activities of several Seattle area Scientology Volunteer Ministers

Scientologist David Scattergood is a fixture in the volunteer community in Seattle, Washington. Here is his story.

Alabama tornadoes: Bringing Help to Those Who Can't Afford It

The Churches of Scientology Disaster Response came to Birmingham to help those who most needed it, and that found them in Pratt City.

The Alabama tornadoes of April 27 caused more immediate destruction than any other disaster in the state’s recent history. But at a time when some would prefer to get as far away from the damage as possible, there is a group of volunteers who continue heading towards the rubble and debris to help those who need it most.

Scientology Volunteer Minister Patience Freeman: Bringing the Gift of Opportunity to the Children of Western Africa

Scientology Volunteer Minister Patience Freeman

Through Scientology, Patience Freeman found the key to accomplishing her purpose—to help the children of her native Ghana and all of Western Africa. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.Scientology.org.They know her by her yellow T-shirt, her smile, and her help—Patience Freeman and her husband Bright lead the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour through Western Africa.

Tokyo group donates 225 bicycles to Ishinomaki area disaster victims for their transportation needs

TRANSLATION:  Ishinomaki Kahoku news of May 1, 2011 Tokyo group donates 225 bicycles to Ishinomaki area disaster victims for their transportation needsOn April 23, the International Scientology Volunteer Disaster Relief Team (from Tokyo), which has been doing volunteer works for disaster recovery in Ishinomaki area, arranged the donation of 125 bicycles to Ishinomaki City and Higashi-Matsushima City to provide transportation for disaster victims.

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