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:
If your organization has collected donations of medical supplies, food, clothes and protection for the upcoming rainy season, you might wonder how to get it into Haiti and distributed to the intended recipients. The majority of the injured and now homeless Haitian population is living in and around Port-au-Prince. There are several ways to get help into the area:
3 February 2010: NBC followed and interviewed our Scientology Volunteer Ministers Nicole and Josh in Haiti.
We received a reader's letter from Julie, a Scientology Volunteer Minister, who just returned to Haiti where she volunteered for nine days in the Scientology Disaster Response Team. Julia had left the US at a moment's notice with her kids and their friends. She writes: I just got back from nine days in Haiti. People have asked me what it was like but truly it is so hard to put into words!
Scientology Volunteer Ministers arranged for and distributed more than 3,200 meals in the past two weeks. They distribute this food in the poorest areas around Port Au Prince. The 82nd Airborne in Haiti provides much-needed security.
Karen Farrell is a midwife and a Scientology Volunteer Minister who lives in New England. When she heard about the Haiti earthquake on January 12, her first thought was that she needed to help. Four days later she was in Port-au-Prince with the medical and disaster relief team of doctors and nurses from the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad, paramedics and Volunteer Ministers who boarded a flight in New York on January 16, chartered by the Church of Scientology to take medical personnel and supplies to Haiti.