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:
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:
Veteran first responder Ayal Lindeman from the United States arrived in the Philippines and was joined by the leader of the Volunteer Ministers India Goodwill Tour, Marion Whitta, who will lead the disaster response team comprised of local Scientology Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Manila and those arrived or en route from many countries including the U.S., Australia, Japan and Taiwan.
US Veteran first responder Ayal Lindeman is leading the international Scientology Volunteer Ministers disaster response team to help the Philippines recover from super typhoon Haiyan. Here is his message: "This will be my second trip to the Philippines for a super typhoon Cat 5 response in less than a year. The devastation is intense. We cannot sit by. No one can. It is the true nature of a being to desire to help and the fact is that you can. With these deployments, specialized equipment is needed and that takes funds.
An international team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers is in final preparation to leave for the Philippines, where they will join the local Volunteer Ministers already on the ground.
Veteran first responder Ayal Lindeman from the United States will lead the team. He will be joined by experienced Volunteer Ministers from Australia and hundreds of Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Manila and Scientology Churches and Missions in nearby countries. They will be in the Philippines for the coming month to help the country recover from Typhoon Haiyan.
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.