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Respond, Recover & Renew on 9/11 Remembrance Day

The Nashville Church of Scientology held a 9/11 Remembrance Day breakfast gathering with the theme Respond-Recover-Renew. Just as the Church of Scientology’s Volunteer Ministers disaster response movement was inspired by the work of the Volunteer Ministers who served in the aftermath of…

Batting 1,000 in a Post-Game Cleanup in Denver

Denver does a good job cleaning the streets, but when it comes to ball games, the city can use some help. So, the Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology Denver decided to apply their motto—“Something can be done about it!”—and helped spruce up their…

Boosting Personal Values and Happiness Through Art

With the announcement that Hungary ranks only 69th in the index of 156 countries in the annual World Happiness Survey published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, volunteers from the country's The Way to Happiness Foundation took action. They launched an…

Marking 9/11 With Unconditional Help

Within hours of the first plane careening into the World Trade Center 17 years ago, a movement was born that has since brought unconditional help to more than 300 sites of manmade and natural disaster. Despite the obvious danger involved, Scientology Volunteer…

Exceptional Minds Receives Education Award

Exceptional Minds was honored during the 21st Annual Valley of the Stars Gala and Awards Ceremony held at the City of Calabasas Civic Center last night.   The nonprofit school and working studio for young adults with autism received the…

Helping Prepare Mexico City for Future Disasters

 When the September 2017 Mexico City earthquake struck, Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs), who served as a vital part of the recovery effort, asked the question: How do we help the city prepare for the next time disaster strikes? They answered that question…

Michael and Kristina Gabelli Make Donation to Navy SEALs Fund

The Navy SEALs Fund (SEALs) is pleased to announce that Michael and Kristina Gabelli have made a $20,000 donation to provide education and financial assistance to current, retired, and former SEAL teammates and their immediate families. The SEALs organization was…

Exceptional Minds Appoints New Executive Director

The Exceptional Minds staff and board members welcomed Jeffrey Shapiro today in his new role as Executive Director. A leader in education and a champion of inclusion for those with disabilities, Shapiro brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to…

The Dan Marino Foundation and Badia Spices Partner to Spread a Global Message of Autism Acceptance and 'Go the Extra Yard for Those With Autism'

As part of a shared commitment to individuals living with autism, The Dan Marino Foundation and Badia Spices, one of today's leading family-owned Hispanic food companies have partnered for the sixth consecutive year to "Go the Extra Yard for Those…

Is There an Effective Way to Educate Youth About Drugs?

Most civic-minded individuals are aware of the connection between drug abuse, crime and violence and would do something about it if they knew what to do, according to Tracey Coleman, the Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Scientology London. The church has…

Mario Lopez to Host Inaugural Classic New York Gala Bringing Together World Leaders, Business Moguls and Philanthropists

The Classic New York Gala is a black-tie gala held on the evening of Sept. 22, 2018 at The Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza Hotel. The event will celebrate fashion, arts and community and the purpose of the…

Scientology Volunteers Continue to Serve at NorCal Fire Sites

While firefighters gain the upper hand on the Northern California fires, the disaster is far from over. Crews continue to work around the clock under extremely harsh conditions three weeks after the fires began. The need is great for additional volunteers…

Volunteers Form the Backbone of the NorCal Relief Effort

Wildfires continue to ravage California. Of 17 recent fires, 12 are still burning their way through more than 688,000 acres in the state. This has placed a tremendous burden on some 15,000 firefighters, police and more than 2,000 members of the National Guard…

A Simple but Powerful Message: A Drug-Free Day in Bogotá

A citizens’ movement was launched by the people of Colombia July 22 — a movement that is a celebration of life. Hundreds of volunteers, officials and thought leaders came together to forward the message: “Less Drugs = More Life” on…

Reaching Out to Protect Spain's Youth From Drug Abuse

With their motto “I Know the Truth—I Say NO,” volunteers from Andalusia Without Drugs, the local chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World, is carrying out a drug education campaign in a region in grave need of change. Drug education and prevention is a priority…

Promoting Drug-Free Living at the Swiss Bike Day

Bright blue balloons decorated many of the bikes on Slow-Up Day, the family bicycle event in the beautiful town of Brennan, Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Swiss Slow-Ups are daylong free bicycle events held all over the country.…

A Warm Slovak Welcome to the Volunteer Ministers Cavalcade

With its mission to bring unconditional help to communities throughout the continent, the European Continental Volunteer Ministers Cavalcade traveled from its headquarters in Denmark to set up its bright yellow pavilion in Bratislava this summer. Local Scientologists joined the tour to provide practical…

Adding a Touch of Happiness to the Sri Lanka Day Festival

The 12th annual Sri Lanka Day Exposition in Pasadena brought the community together to celebrate the island nation and its culture and traditions. The day includes traditional dance, fashion, music, an exotic food festival and the “Pageant of Lanka” parade with floats at…

Celebrating the Indigenous Culture of Australia

The bright yellow tent of the Volunteer Ministers was decorated in black, red and yellow balloons, the traditional colors of the Aboriginal people, in celebration of indigenous culture at the National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observance Celebration (NAIDOC) in Yarrabah, Queensland. It was…

Ride Sunday 2018 Highest Fundraiser Bike Giveaway

1,300 riders, 239 events globally, 134,259 km pledged and almost $200k raised for charity, Ride Sunday 2018 firmly cemented itself as the international day of riding for a cause. Supported by Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, REV’IT!, Triumph Motorcycles, and Royal Enfield, participants…

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