Scientology Volunteer Ministers: SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT (CONTINUED...)
The message likewise swept across Europe, with billboards, posters and bus-panels taking the message SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT to more than 97 million people.
At the same time, IAS members sponsored and carried out a tour through Europe, with two large pavilions bringing that message and real help to 24 cities. Visitors were able to tour the pavilions and receive help, one-on-one, from a Volunteer Minister. In the space of just six months, close to 4,000 Volunteer Ministers mobilized to introduce more than 50,000 people to the help they could receive in Scientology.
So effective was this tour in bringing help to people, that the following year it was expanded to seven teams of IAS members and even larger pavilions which traveled the length and breadth of Europe. In city after city, civic leaders, elected officials and government representatives cut the ribbons opening the Cavalcade pavilions and welcomed the Volunteer Ministers to their cities. In England, the mayors of Crawley and East Grinstead cut the ribbon opening the pavilion. In Milano, officials opened the Cavalcade with this message: “The city appreciates the work of the Volunteer Ministers. We know we are lucky to have a Church of Scientology in Milano.”
People from all walks of life came in for help, from the drug addict who then started the Narconon drug rehabilitation program that saved his life, to the man who discovered the phenomena of the misunderstood word, solving his inability to study. Thousands received help across the European continent.