The coordinator of Latin America Volunteer Ministers activities, himself a veteran of the Scientology Haiti relief effort, is in Colombia from his headquarters office in Mexico City to train and man a Scientology Disaster Response Team to provide relief in the wake of flooding in and around the northern coastal city of Cartagena, which has disrupted the lives of more than 94,000 Colombians, according to the Colombian Red Cross. Additionally, in Manizales, 100 miles west of Bogotá, 150 families were evacuated this week because of landslides.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers are providing relief in Bangkok, Thailand, where flooding has affected some 3 million people.
Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Bangkok are working with other relief organizations to cope with the needs of those at a temporary shelter at Chon Buri College where more than 4,000 evacuees were moved to two weeks ago where they cooked and distributed food and provided Scientology Assists.
Nearly eight months since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Japan Disaster Response Team continues its work in the region.
Massive floods and landslides in Colombia caused by torrential rain have affected 28 provinces, killing 29. With upwards of 3,000 houses destroyed and 300,000 damages, more than 2 million people have been rendered homeless. A Scientology Volunteer Minister assessment team is in the area.
To apply to join, fill out the Volunteer Ministers Disaster Relief Form.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers are needed to cope with Thailand’s worst floods in five decades. Heavy monsoon rains since the end of July have flooded large sections of country affecting nearly a third of the country’s provinces.
If you can assist, fill out the Volunteer Ministers Disaster Relief Form.
More that 300 Volunteer Ministers groups in Haiti trained more that 20,000 in simple VM techniques and helped some 12,000 in the month of September 2011. We continue delivering seminars throughout the country.
Some of our recent activities include:
Twenty-four Volunteer Ministers groups in Bon Repos, Sarthe, Lilavois, Meillet and Cotard delivered seminars to more that 2,000 people.
Australian Scientologist Peter Dunn has served as a Scientology Volunteer Minister in Haiti, Queensland, and Japan.
At 4 a.m. on March 11, 2011, the shock wave from the magnitude 9 earthquake that triggered a 30-foot tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan reached Australia—not as a physical blast but rather as a summons for Scientologist Peter Dunn to return to Japan and help in her time of need.
One volunteer speaks of her experience on the Ishinomaki Volunteer Ministers Team and the effect it has had on her life.
It has been six months since I came to the disaster area. I have been working in the Ishinomaki team ever since.