Seattle Scientologists Are Helping Their Community Stay Well

Scientology Volunteer Ministers share educational booklets with stores so customers have information on how to stay well

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are helping neighbors and local businesses stay well as the city prepares for Phase 2

​​​​​​With thousands of booklets distributed in the greater Seattle area, Scientology Volunteer Ministers are providing basic information to neighbors and businesses on how to keep themselves and others well during the current health crisis.

Teams of Volunteer Ministers have been visiting local businesses and residences in and around the greater Seattle area providing sets of three booklets: How to Keep Yourself & Others Well, How to Protect Yourself & Others with a Mask & Gloves and How to Prevent the Spread of Illness. These are available in English, Spanish and 18 other languages. Businesses have been given special custom-designed boxes that hold 25, 50 or 100 booklets for their customers to take and residents are given as many booklets as they need for their family and friends.

“As King County moves in the direction of Phase 2 and more and more businesses are opening up, I wanted to help in any way I can to make that reopening as safe as possible,” said Heather, a Volunteer Minister who has helped deliver thousands of booklets to local businesses.

“While distributing the booklets, I’ve noticed that business owners in the community are pulled in different directions. They want to be fully open doing what they love and to able to pay their bills and employees. But they also want their customers and staff to be safe,” she said.

One restaurant owner who was offered the booklets took them immediately, putting them in a prominent place at the entrance so customers could take them as they walked through the door. “I could see the relief in her face,” said Heather. “She was getting some tools that make it safer to conduct her business. I’ve had interactions like this all over the city.”

Worldwide distribution of these booklets began in May in communities around the globe. The Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center made this possible by printing five million copies of Stay Well booklets. The three booklets may also be read and downloaded in 20 languages from the How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center on the Scientology website, which also includes more than a dozen public service announcements.

The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers program is a religious social service created in the mid-1970s by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. It constitutes one of the largest and most visible international independent relief forces. The Volunteer Minister’s mandate is to be “a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.”

Source: Church of Scientology International