The White House Coronavirus Task Force has just designated Kansas as a COVID-19 "Red Zone." Two weeks ago, it placed central Illinois counties on alert. Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology Kansas City are working to bring the pandemic under control by educating the community on prevention.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 20, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology of Kansas City are tackling COVID-19 with education.
"We are all in this together," says the lead KC Volunteer Minister. "By applying proven principles of prevention, we can get through the pandemic and move on."
In May, the volunteers distributed thousands of educational booklets to local businesses, churches, and nonprofits so they could in turn provide them to those they serve. And they've visited hundreds of households to make sure people have what they need and know how to keep themselves and their families and friends well.
The Church of Scientology has published three booklets containing the basic principles of prevention: How to Keep Yourself & Others Well, How to Protect Yourself & Others with a Mask & Gloves and How to Prevent the Spread of Illness with Isolation. These can be read online or downloaded free of charge in 21 languages at the How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center on the Scientology website.
"I really loved handing out these booklets," said one of the volunteers. "Everyone was so appreciative."
"People need this information," said the public outreach representative of the KC Fire Department about the booklets he received on behalf of the firefighters.
A minister who is active in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was about to join a Zoom conference when the volunteers came by to bring him copies of booklets. He told them he was concerned about his parishioners—language can be such a barrier to understanding. He was thrilled that the volunteers brought him copies in English and Spanish and found them so informative he wanted to present them to the dozens of Hispanic leaders he would be joining in the conference.
"We met with one pastor who had many questions about personal health," said the lead volunteer. "He was impressed to see that all of his questions were answered in the booklets. He found the information on isolation very helpful because it shows people how they can stop the spread of the virus."
"You can tell it means a lot to people that we are going out to their homes just to help them," said a Volunteer Minister. A car pulled up and two teenage boys asked the volunteers why they were going door-to-door. When they showed them the booklets the boys lit right up. One of them asked for five copies for his friends. He was really happy someone was looking out for his neighborhood.
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Source: Church of Scientology International