Scientology disaster response team acknowledged for their unconditional help.
The city of L’Aquila in central Italy presented the Scientology Volunteer Ministers with a plaque in appreciation for their 18,000 volunteer hours spent helping the city and region recover from the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake.
New Scientology brochure tells how 600 Scientology Volunteer Ministers who responded to the 2004 tsunami changed the course of the movement.
For the Scientology Volunteer Ministers who responded to the 2004 tsunami, it evokes a time of heartbreak, disaster and bringing hope where there once was only despair.
The day after Christmas in 2004, towering walls of water 98 feet (30 meters) high crashed down on the villages and cities that line the coasts of Indonesia, eastern India, Thailand and Sri Lanka, killing more than 230,000.
2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Volunteer Ministers Cavalcades, making the help of the Volunteer Minister available to communities the world over.
The Volunteer Minister program was developed in 1976. Observing the rapid decline of morality and ethics of the late 1960s and 1970s and soaring crime and drug abuse, L. Ron Hubbard initiated the program to provide tools anyone could use to improve the quality of life for his family, friends and community.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers throughout Italy are helping in the wake of Cyclone Cleopatra, which descended on the Italian island of Sardinia November 19, sweeping away cars and bridges, flooding streets and homes, killing 18 and leaving nearly 3,000 homeless.
The storm has been described as a “national tragedy” by Prime Minister Enrico Letta, and as “apocalyptic” by the mayor of Olbia, the town that took the brunt of its destructive force.
Helping the Philippines recover from the typhoon HaiyanA month since Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines, the country is still staggering. The Church of Scientology Mission of Manila immediately activated their Volunteer Ministers to help. They were joined by Volunteer Ministers from abroad who have continued to provide relief to help the country recover.
Scientology Assists, developed by L. Ron Hubbard, can help ease the pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, of friends and family members. While Assist technology is the mainstay of the Volunteer Ministers who respond to natural and manmade disasters, it has tremendous impact on the lives of individuals anywhere on a daily basis. A woman who learned and used this technology shared what occurred:
Runners who competed in the October 2013 Ichikawa Marathon benefited from a simple technique that eased the physical stress of the 26-mile race.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology of Tokyo set up “recovery stations” at the finish line and helped runners with a special Scientology technique that speeds healing and recovery.
Assist technology is the mainstay of the Volunteer Ministers who respond to natural and manmade disasters. Hundreds of thousands around the world have been trained as Volunteer Ministers and had the following to say: