A Long Island Scientologist couple, Christina and Richard, is sending a special gift to the people of Haiti-crutches. They are flying from Miami on the Scientology-sponsored chartered flight Sunday February 14 and will join the Scientology Disaster Response Team that has been in Haiti since January 17, just five days after the quake. Before leaving their home in Bay Shore, New York, the couple organized a community drive for crutches and other vital supplies for Haiti. A physical therapist, Christina will be working with earthquake victims, helping them learn to cope with
With need for Medical care greater than ever in Haiti, Church of Scientology makes it possible for more doctors and nurses to go to Port-au-Prince
"As soon as I heard the Scientology VMs were on there way to Haiti I knew that going would be the best decision I ever made. I have been in Haiti for 2 weeks now. "A U.S. soldier approached me yesterday as I was driving the big yellow Scientology Volunteer Minister van and said “ Hey I got a guy who needs help for his village, I don’t know, but since its help I thought about you guys.” A few days ago sergeant named CJ said “it’s good to see you guys because you care.”
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.