Scientology Volunteer Ministers to Send 100 Volunteers to Nepal to Aid in Earthquake Disaster Rescue and ResponseSubmitted by vmupdate on Wed, 2015-04-29 15:57
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Most Americans, if asked, would be able to tell you exactly what they were doing when they heard about the World Trade Center terrorist attack in 2001. It had that much impact on the lives of people throughout the United States and, in fact, on people all over the world.
“As any New Yorker would tell you, to see the twin towers erupt and then disintegrate was a living nightmare,” says LPN, EMT and Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman, one of the more than 800 Scientologists who served at Ground Zero.