Scientology Volunteer Ministers: SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT (CONTINUED...)
The result of the IAS-sponsored Global Cavalcade has been a dramatic expansion of the Volunteer Minister program. Every day of the week, hundreds of Volunteer Ministers are in action and thousands of people visit one of their pavilions somewhere in the world.
In Buffalo the Volunteer Ministers were welcomed with a proclamation declaring the occasion “Something Can Be Done About It Day.” During the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Volunteer Ministers set up their Cavalcade pavilions and introduced nearly 6,000 athletes and visitors to the help they provide. The word spread and soon trainers were sending athletes for assists, while a loudspeaker near one of the pavilions regularly announced that help was available from the Volunteer Ministers. All Mexican Churches of Scientology joined forces to present the world’s largest ever Cavalcade in the center of Mexico City, where 51,000 people visited the pavilions in just three days.
The Eastern United States Continental Cavalcade launched in Harlem where the ribbon was cut by Scientologist Isaac Hayes and local religious leaders. Over 900 Volunteer Ministers from around the USA and the world assisted some seventy thousand victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, from delivering the first tetanus vaccines to providing relief and counseling to police and beleaguered rescue workers.
The Volunteer Minister Global Cavalcade is now a permanent program for Churches of Scientology everywhere.