PORTLAND “GOOD IN THE HOOD” FESTIVAL
Scientology Volunteer Ministers bring practical help to the community.
The Volunteer Ministers of the Portland Church of Scientology joined other community groups in celebrating diversity at the three-day Good in the Hood Festival at King School Park in Portland.
Good in the Hood is a multicultural music, arts and food festival—a community event held in North Portland for the past 27 years.
The festival focuses on local black culture, including music, food and arts and crafts. There are also information booths for local community services and a play area for youth.
The Volunteer Ministers have participated in the Good in the Hood Festival for more than a decade. Every year, they set up their bright yellow tent and tour people through the panels, helping them work out how to improve conditions and resolve the problems in their lives. Of particular concern this year was addressing drug abuse and homelessness.
They also delivered Scientology assists—techniques developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard that provide relief and speed healing by addressing the spiritual and emotional factors in stress and trauma. They also distributed copies of the Scientology Tools for Life DVD containing simple technology anyone may use to improve their lives.