Looking Back on the Past Ten Years of the Volunteer Ministers Movement—2011

Christchurch, New Zealand — February 2011: Volunteer Ministers distributed 14 tons of food and supplies and helped more than 21,000 after the earthquake.

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.  Here is an overview of the work of Scientology Volunteer Ministers so far in 2011.

Video: Help Starts with one person

"Our help is yours!"

Volunteer Ministers Continuing To Help Victims Of San Bruno Explosion

After being treated for burns and other injuries, victims came to the VMs for assists to help speed up the healing process.

In the early evening of September 9th, a violent explosion and giant fireball erupted in the heart of the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, causing local residents to flee. Responding to the scene within minutes, Scientology Volunteer Ministers from the Bay Area assisted in the relief effort, as police and firefighters worked throughout the night to contain the fire.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers: Why We Help

Scientology Volunteer Ministers house in Haiti.

The last decade has been one of the most turbulent in our history. Opposing ideologies, violent revolutions and a frail social economic structure have subjected more than one-third of the world’s population to oppression, poverty and brutal human rights violations. Terrorism and a global economic crisis rips at the very fabric of society, propagating a mindset governed by hysteria, fear and anxiety.

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