16 January 2010 - 2pm EST - Scientology Volunteer Ministers now at the JFK Airport, ready to move to HaitiSubmitted by csinet on Sat, 2010-01-16 11:00
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Coordinator has put out a call for Volunteer Ministers to travel to Haiti, in response to the January 12, 2010, magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive estimates the death toll from the earthquake, which destroyed most of the Capital City of Port-au-Prince, could reach hundreds of thousands.
WUSA9 TV reports that more than a dozens volunteers from the Church of Scientology provided help at the Haitian embassy in D.C. today. Many Haitians lost family members in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck on Tuesday. “We can see these people are in big trouble,” one Scientology Volunteer Minister says. “We are here to help.”
See the full TV clip on WUSA9.com
Torino, Italy-The Mayor of Torino, Sergio Chiamparino, honored ten civil protection associations that aided the people of L'Aquila and surrounding villages following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the area leaving 1,500 injured, an estimated 28,000 homeless and 300 dead. Among those recognized was the Scientology Community Civil Protection Association (PRO.CIVI.COS) composed of 170 volunteers who contributed more than 35,000 man-hours in service to the community.