The Universal Language of Help - Rebuilding Haiti, Getting Ready to Help Peru and Chile

Help has no language barriers: Russian Volunteer Minister gets help by Haitian kids.

Six weeks after the devastating earthquake in Haiti and with new disasters in Chile and Japan, the need of efficient organization is more vital than ever. At this moment new teams are building up to deploy to earthquake shaken areas in and around Chile. They will organize support and help for the victims of the February 27 Chilean earthquake that displaced more than 2 million people.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers from Mexico, Russia and several Asian countries have taken over now from the first-responders who have been on the ground in Haiti since 17 January 2010.

Haiti First Responders Acknowledged by Georgia Senator Donzella James

The Honorable Donzella James, GA, presenting Georgia State Resolution SR998 to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers

Georgia Senate Resolution Acknowledges Scientology Haiti Disaster Responders--Next Relief Phase Launched at Los Angeles Event

The Honorable Donzella James, Georgia State Senator, presented representatives of the Scientology Haiti Disaster Response Team with Georgia State Resolution SR998 this afternoon, acknowledging the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Corps, at an event hosted by the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles.

Nevada Volunteer Minister Planning to Return to Haiti

Donna washed the VM t-shirts and doctors' and nurses' scrubs. They had no time to wash their own.

Donna Cooper’s story of wanting to join the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Haiti relief effort appeared in her hometown paper, the Pahrump Valley Times , in January. Donna has returned from Haiti but is planning to go back in April with her 17-year-old daughter.Donna, mother of 8 and soon to be great grandmother, retires in 16 days.  She is a veteran of the Scientology Disaster Response in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Health Management Ventures: Our Trip to Haiti

With other medical professionals at the hospital.

January 21, 2010

We arrived at Miami International Airport at 7:30 pm. While waiting to check-in, we met several volunteer ministers who had just flown in from other parts of the US. Channel 41 TV Univision, interviewed some of the ministers. There was much comradery as the groups socialized and got to know each other. Once everyone checked in, the small groups that eventually became one large group, went through security and to the boarding area. Everyone got served pizza and soda. Different groups gathered to take photos.

From Adams to Haiti

Building contractor Rich Girard holds a set of soccer balls that he's bringing with him to Haiti

By Ryan Hutton Posted: 02/20/2010 12:50:09 AM EST Reprinted by permission of the North Adams Transcript,

"The flash of yellow": South Pacific band "Te Vaka" dedicates their album to tsunami rescue workers (Fiji Times)

Te Vaka, "one of the greatest South Pacific bands of all time" (Credits:

Te Vaka frontman Opetaia Foa'i: "We owe much to groups like the Red Cross, Oxfam and the Volunteer Ministers (the flash of yellow) and all other emergency response groups like them.

"It is with great respect for their hard work and care that I dedicate this album to them."(1)

Kerri Kasem Podcast: Show #82 - Kerri Goes to Haiti

Kerri Kasem headed to Haiti to do all she could to help out. (

"So we are driving in there and you start to see these signs, 'Help! Help! We need water and food',spray painted on the side of things with arrows, leading to where people are injured."

Radio and TV host Kerri Kasem tells about her disaster relief trip to Haiti beginning of February 2010 (Podcast).


Haiti Disaster Relief: First-Hand Account of New York State Paramedic

"We had all types of injuries: trauma to the head from roofs collapsing and debris falling on the people, broken arms, legs, internal injuries, deep lacerations."

Barbara Albert, New York State paramedic, gives a personal first-hand account of her work in Haiti on "Youth Radio" of Youth Media International:  "My mission began Saturday the 16th.  It was three groups that joined together as one: Bedstuy Volunteer Ambulance Corp. (made of New York State EMT's and paramedics), The Haitian-American doctors and nurses abroad, and the volunteer ministers of the Church of Scientology. Together we formed the Haiti Rescue Team. ..."

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