Scientology Disaster Response Team in Ishinomaki, Japan

A Volunteer Minister helped a 102-year-old grandmother with a Scientology assist at a facility for the elderly in Ishinomaki, Japan.

In Ishinomaki, Japan, where 29,000 lost their homes last March from the earthquake and tsunami, the Scientology Disaster Response Team continues its work providing any service needed to make life a bit easier for those affected.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers visited a home for the elderly to provide companionship and Scientology assists—techniques developed by L. Ron Hubbard that address the spiritual and emotional factors in stress and trauma.

Training for Disaster Response in Colombia

The coordinator of Latin America Volunteer Ministers activities is in Colombia to train and organize disaster response in the wake of recent flooding.

The coordinator of Latin America Volunteer Ministers activities, himself a veteran of the Scientology Haiti relief effort, is in Colombia from his headquarters office in Mexico City to train and man a Scientology Disaster Response Team to provide relief in the wake of flooding in and around the northern coastal city of Cartagena, which has disrupted the lives of more than 94,000 Colombians, according to the Colombian Red Cross.  Additionally, in Manizales, 100 miles west of Bogotá, 150 families were evacuated this week because of landslides.

Scientology Disaster Response in Thailand

Thai Volunteer Ministers help prepare food boxes for distribution to those stranded by floodwaters.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are providing relief in Bangkok, Thailand, where flooding has affected some 3 million people. 

Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Bangkok are working with other relief organizations to cope with the needs of those at a temporary shelter at Chon Buri College where more than 4,000 evacuees were moved to two weeks ago where they cooked and distributed food and provided Scientology Assists

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Japan Disaster Relief Continues

Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Tagajo City and the Yanoh Temporary Housing where they trained staff in Scientology Assists

Nearly eight months since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake the Scientology  Volunteer Ministers Japan Disaster Response Team continues its work in the region.

Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Team—Colombia

Two boys look out at the floodwaters from their home in Cartagena, Colombia [Photo: Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters]

Massive floods and landslides in Colombia caused by torrential rain have affected 28 provinces, killing 29.   With upwards of 3,000 houses destroyed and 300,000 damages, more than 2 million people have been rendered homeless. A Scientology Volunteer Minister assessment team is in the area.

To apply to join, fill out the Volunteer Ministers Disaster Relief Form.

Thailand Floods—Scientology Disaster Response

Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in the last five decades

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are needed to cope with Thailand’s worst floods in five decades. Heavy monsoon rains since the end of July have flooded large sections of country affecting nearly a third of the country’s provinces.

If you can assist, fill out the Volunteer Ministers Disaster Relief Form.

Update from Haiti for September 2011

One of the Scientology Assist seminars, delivered in September in Haiti.

More that 300 Volunteer Ministers groups in Haiti trained more that 20,000 in simple VM techniques and helped some 12,000 in the month of September 2011.  We continue delivering seminars throughout the country.

Some of our recent activities include:

Twenty-four Volunteer Ministers groups in Bon Repos, Sarthe, Lilavois, Meillet and Cotard delivered seminars to more that 2,000 people.

Peter Dunn: All in the Name of Help

Peter Dunn (right) with a man he helped in a school gymnasium converted to a shelter for those displaced by the March 2011 earthquake

Australian Scientologist Peter Dunn has served as a Scientology Volunteer Minister in Haiti, Queensland, and Japan. 

At 4 a.m. on March 11, 2011, the shock wave from the magnitude 9 earthquake that triggered a 30-foot tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan reached Australia—not as a physical blast but rather as a summons for Scientologist Peter Dunn to return to Japan and help in her time of need.

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