Scientology Minister remembers 9/11 at New York Scientology service
Just blocks from Ground Zero at the Church of Scientology of New York, Rev. John Carmichael held a 9/11 memorial service to honor those who helped in the wake of the terror attacks.
A New York Times article on the work of the Volunteer Ministers said, “many religious organizations are supplying assistance for the disaster, few are as well organized as the Scientologists, or as evident at the scene.”
“9/11 was a wake-up call,” said Rev. Carmichael. “What happened here in New York brought home to Scientologists everywhere that it is our responsibility to help our communities and society.”
Rev. Carmichael pointed out that the work of the Scientology volunteers at Ground Zero marked a turning point in the Volunteer Ministers movement. In fact since 9/11, Volunteer Ministers have helped nearly 11 million people, at disaster sites, through goodwill tours and in cities, towns and villages on six continents.
Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard created the Scientology Volunteer Minister program more than thirty years ago. Since that time, Volunteer Ministers have responded to some 185 worst-case disasters. Today they are among the world’s most recognized independent relief organizations.