“Inspiring the World’s Humanity” was the theme of this year’s United Nations World Humanitarian Day on August 19, 2015. This day is set aside globally each year to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.
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The Church of Scientology of Tampa along with the Tampa Bay Volunteer Ministers recognized three individuals with a long history of humanitarian endeavors in the city of Tampa with an afternoon awards ceremony centered around helping people solve problems in their lives.
Ms. Tanya Lewis, Executive Director of Children with a Vision, Mrs. Michelle Walker, Executive Director of Miracles Outreach Center and Mr. James Hammond, Founder of the Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP) bring hope and help to Tampa residents through aiding children integrate back into our community after incarceration, providing a safe, nurturing environment for foster children and promoting economic empowerment, housing and health services for the Tampa community.
The Open House continued into the early evening with guests staying to network and learn more about the different help groups in attendance. One attendee stated “It’s beautiful that the Church (Scientology) recognizes different groups and brings them together to work together. Acknowledging those who go far and beyond – it means a lot.”
The Volunteer Minister program was expressly intended for use by Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike. Anyone of any culture or creed may train as a Volunteer Minister and use these tools to help their families and communities. And all are welcome to do so. Equipped with effective technology to resolve virtually any difficulty, Volunteer Ministers live by the motto: “No matter the problem, something can be done about it.”
In creating the Volunteer Minister program, L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “If one does not like crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a Volunteer Minister and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and tolerance.”
For more information on the Volunteer Minister program as well as the free online training, please visit: www.volunteerministers.org