No Prejudice"I have never been with an organization so willing to lend a helping hand without prejudice! I commend the Church of Scientology for its much needed assistance in Haiti. There is no other group that I have ever met that has shown the least bit of prejudice as Scientology! I thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this team and this effort." - K.W. RN, MPAUnbureaucratic Help
Today the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Corps was recognized by the Georgia Senate for their Haiti disaster response actions! Georgia Senate Resolution 998, passed on February 8, 2010, states:
Upon arriving in Haiti two weeks ago I had no idea what to expect. It was disaster beyond belief. Being a medical professional I was assigned to General Hospital on the night shift and assumed there would be support. However the hospital personnel had been traumatized and would not show up inside the building, so my partner, an extremely competent EMT and Nurse, and I tackled the Critical Care Unit with no supplies, very unsanitary conditions, too many patients and very little time. I hate night shift since I left the military, however, the need took precedence.
This past week the first Volunteer Minister teams from Mexico, Russia and the United Kingdom arrived and replaced some of the American volunteer units who had been there for the last three weeks.
In total more than 12,200 people were reached with help this week, including 4,674 served with food and water, and care given to about 2,300 injured people. Several examples follow.
The Haiti earthquake of January 12 killed over 200,000 and left an estimated 300,000 injured and needing treatment. Ayal, a licensed practical nurse, EMT and Scientology Volunteer Minister, arrived in Haiti on January 22. A veteran of disaster response, he served at Ground Zero after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, but other disasters paled beside what he saw when he first got to the Port-au-Prince General Hospital.
Preparing for the next round of help: Church of Scientology Nashville collects 6 truck-loads of supplies for HaitiSubmitted by csinet on Thu, 2010-02-04 14:23
As reported earlier on News Channel 5 Scientology Volunteer Ministers work together with the Hispanic Community in Nashville and ‘Haiti Needs You’ to collect items such as clothing, diapers for children and even formula.
"I wouldn't trade the time I have had here for millions of dollars." - Meet Scientology Volunteer Minister JoshSubmitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-02-04 02:42
Meet Scientology Volunteer Minister Josh
Following his interview with NBC we asked Josh to tell us how he came to work in Haiti and his experiences in a field operating room that could compare war zone field hospital. Here is his response, straight from the Volunteer Ministers camp in Port-Au-Prince: