Scientology Volunteer Ministers Headquarters Sends Search-and-Rescue Specialist Team to Haiti

Famed research-and-rescue specialists Los Topos, highlighted on a National Geographic documentary for their do the

Famed research-and-rescue specialists Los Topos, highlighted on a National Geographic documentary for their do the job pursuing the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, add their talent and muscle mass to the combat against time to identify survivors in the rubble of the Haiti earthquake

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up to date: Aug 26, 2021 16:34 PDT


A group of look for-and-rescue specialists and really properly trained Volunteer Ministers flew out of Miami today, headed for Port-au-Prince. There they continue their journey to Les Cayes by the speediest implies doable to be part of the look for-and-rescue teams scouring the rubble for extra than 300 persons nonetheless lacking from the Aug. 14 7.2 magnitude earthquake. They will also connect with some 100 Haitian Volunteer Ministers who instantly deployed and have been giving reduction in their communities considering that the disaster occurred.

Los Topos, led by founder Héctor “El Chino” Méndez, has partnered with Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) at important disaster internet sites for more than a ten years. It was in 2010 in Haiti, immediately after the 7. magnitude earthquake, that they to start with fashioned a partnership. Alongside one another, they have responded to the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the Nepal earthquake in 2015, the Mexico earthquake in 2017, and many other normal disasters.

Los Topos usually means “the moles” in Spanish — a nickname earned for their potential to enter impenetrable rubble by impossibly slender and precarious openings to rescue buried survivors.

Flying in with Los Topos are extremely knowledgeable Volunteer Ministers who will coordinate the VM reaction on the floor. Veterans of a lot of disasters, they will coordinate and direct the work of the Haiti Volunteer Ministers on the island’s southern peninsula — the area most impacted by the quake.

In creating the plan in the mid-1970s, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote that a Volunteer Minister “will help his fellow person on a volunteer basis by restoring real truth and religious values to the life of others. … A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is experienced to tackle these matters and assistance many others obtain reduction from them and new private power as well.”

With the events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York Town, Scientology ecclesiastical leader David Miscavige called on Scientologists to redouble their endeavours to help their fellow man. He issued a directive entitled “The Wake-Up Call,” which has influenced exponential growth inside of the Volunteer Minister system.

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Source: Church of Scientology Worldwide