Scientology Volunteer Ministers
It's too close to 9/11 for comfort (next weekend) and what do we see? Another disaster of the same order of magnitude. This time it's a "natural disaster" (yet weren't we warned that the levies in New Orleans could break if not reinforced? Weren't naturalist sand environmentalists warning for years that what we have done to alter the natural course of things on the delta would result in untold devastation? Is it not then manmade at least to that extent?)
Again the heroism of the relief workers is an inspiration to us all.
A team of over 100 Scientology Volunteer Ministers have left or are leaving from greater metropolitan New York to help with Hurricane Katrina.
It's only fit, since people from around the country and even around the world came to help us when we needed it 4 years ago (can it possibly have been that long ago?)
I remember the pride I felt at an international Scientology event in October 2002 when Mr. David Miscavige recognized the heroism of the Volunteer Ministers at Ground Zero. This year has seen that much heroism and more from Volunteer Ministers in the tsunami-hit islands and penninulas of South Asia, and now again in such familiar-sounding places as New Orleans and Biloxi.
Mr. Miscavige will have his hands full trying to settle on one or two of the Volunteer Ministers who have acted with such compassion and given true help to hundreds of thousands in the wake of this year's disasters.