Clearwater, FL, January 06, 2018 — Saturday, January 13th marks the first of a series of community clean-ups the Scientology Volunteer Ministers are undertaking this year in Clearwaterâ€™s Downtown Gateway Neighborhood, an area listed as one of the â€œblightedâ€� areas in Clearwater. The clean-up begins at 9:30am, starting from the Volunteer Ministers Center in Downtown Clearwater and all are welcome to participate.
â€œNeighborhood clean-ups are very important for the community,â€� said Ms. Glendy Goodsell, Executive Director of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VM). â€œThey bring everyone together to bring up the standard of the environment. When you fix one broken window, clean one street â€“ it makes a difference for the community.â€�
Ms. Goodsell further cites the 1982 James Wilson and George Kelling â€œBroken Window Theoryâ€� linking neighborhood disorder to occurrences of serious crime.
The Scientology VMs have also scheduled clean-ups for: January 20, 28 and February 4. Each of the clean-ups will start at 9:30am.
The VMs have been actively cleaning up the community for several months â€“ especially with the several hundred volunteers contributing after Hurricane Irma hit Clearwater on September 11, 2017. During a weeklong power outage in the Greenwood Neighborhood, the VMs cleaned the debris from every street in the neighborhood and provided food, water and ice for those in need.
For more information on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers or to participate in one of the neighborhood clean-ups, please contact the Volunteer Ministers Center in Downtown Clearwater at (727) 467-6965 or email [email protected]
About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, “A community that pulls together can make a better society for all,” the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events. To learn more, visit www.scientology-fso.org.
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