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Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Team—Colombia

Two boys look out at the floodwaters from their home in Cartagena, Colombia [Photo: Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters]

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.

Thailand Floods—Scientology Disaster Response

Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in the last five decades

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.

Update from Haiti for September 2011

One of the Scientology Assist seminars, delivered in September in Haiti.

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.

Peter Dunn: All in the Name of Help

Peter Dunn (right) with a man he helped in a school gymnasium converted to a shelter for those displaced by the March 2011 earthquake

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.

The Work of the Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response in Ishinomaki, Japan, Continued

Many Volunteer Ministers of various backgrounds came to the disaster area—it was a team of unique and dynamic people.

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.

Looking Back on the Past Ten Years of the Volunteer Ministers Movement

New York City, September 2001: Scientology Volunteer Ministers at Ground Zero.

Ten years of unconditional help by Scientology Volunteer Ministers around the world.

The work of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served at GroundZero in the months following 9/11 served as a model and inspiration for a movement that now spans the globe.

Looking Back on the Past Ten Years of the Volunteer Ministers Movement—2005 and 2006

Indonesia, 2005: A Scientology Volunteer Minister in Indonesia carries a child out of the wreckage of the tsunami.

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 we look back at the work of the Volunteer Minister over the past decade. The Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served at Ground Zero in the months following 9/11 inspired those who responded to these and other devastating disasters in 2005 and 2006.

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Looking Back on the Past Ten Years of the Volunteer Ministers Movement—2007 - 2009

Peru, 2007: Volunteer Ministers flew to Peru in August to provide aid when a magnitude 8 earthquake destroyed most of the city of Pisco.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served at Ground Zero in the months following 9/11 set a standard for disaster response and inspired a movement that carried forward for the past decade, as evidenced by the work of Volunteer Ministers at disaster sites on six continents between 2007 and 2009.

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