Italy Earthquake

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.


Mayor Recognizes Scientology Volunteers

Mayor of Torino Certificate of Merit in recognition of the Scientology Community Civil Protection Association (PRO.CIVI.COS) for the civil defense and relief work undertaken on behalf of the Village of San Giacomo and the City of L'Aqauila, hit by the earthquake of April 6, 2009.

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.

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