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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY RECOGNIZES FIVE GROUPS FOR NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK AT ... - Tampa Bay Informer
21 April 2010, 5:22 pm

Tampa Bay, Florida - April 21, 2010 - In keeping with this year’s theme for National Volunteer Week of “Celebrating People in Action”, on Friday, April 23rd at the historic Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater, the Church of Scientology will recognize five groups in Florida who collectively have provided millions of hours in volunteer time since the beginning of 2010 – a period of time which has seen major natural disaster as well as economic upheaval affecting the lives of millions of people just in this region of the world alone.  The groups which will be recognized are:  Project Medishare of the University of Miami Hospital, Feeding America Tampa Bay, Disaster Management of United Way Tampa Bay, the United Relief Work Foundation and the Willa Carson Health Resource Center.  The Church of Scientology recognizes the dedicated actions of the volunteers from these groups who have committed themselves to senseless acts of kindness resulting in over 1,000,000 hours of donated time in the first 4 months of 2010 alone, millions of dollars in donations and hundreds of thousands of people helped in Haiti, Florida, Tampa Bay and Clearwater.

“We have had the privilege of working with these dynamic groups and want them to know that their work is important to the stability and development of our communities,” said Pat Harney, the Public Affairs Director of the Church of Scientology, Flag Service Organization.  “We chose these organizations because we have seen their work close up and know how much they mean to Clearwater, Tampa Bay and beyond.”  According to Harney, the event is inspired by the founder of the Scientology religious philosophy Mr. Hubbard, who once wrote, “A being is only as valuable as he can serve others.”

more at http://tampabayinformer.com/Community/Pinellas-County/2010/04/21/CHURCH-OF-SCIENTOLOGY-RECOGNIZES-FIVE-GROUPS-FOR-NATIONAL-VOLUNTEER-WEEK-HISTORIC-FORT-HARRISON.html

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Should we inform these volunteers of the truth?
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volunteers from these groups who have committed themselves to senseless acts of kindness resulting in over 1,000,000 hours of donated time in the first 4 months of 2010 alone, millions of dollars in donations and hundreds of thousands of people helped in Haiti, Florida, Tampa Bay and Clearwater.

Wonder how these volunteers feel to have their efforts commended as "senseless" acts of kindness? 

Project Medishare:
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2010-04-04. University of Miami team sending new legs for Haiti quake amputees . Weeks after the earthquake Project Medishare purchased 500 artificial legs to help people like Violette. University of Miami’s Dr. Robert Gailey and prosthetist Adam Finnieston flew to Port-au-Prince with some of the prosthetic legs to begin fitting amputee patients. The two plan to eventually test the Finnieston’s company’s BioSculptor system which uses technology with a portable scanner to transmit 3-D images of residual limbs to the prosthetic factory in Hialeah, Fla. to create custom-fit sockets for them.The plan is to eventually teach the system to Haitian prosthetic technicians.

Feeding America Tampa Bay
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When most people think of feeding the hungry, they envision soup kitchens for the homeless or small food pantries where poor people can visit for a box of canned goods.

But as a Food Bank, Feeding America Tampa Bay is much larger in scope; in fact, it’s the massive behind-the-scenes resource that supports these types of programs that feed the hungry. The Food Bank also provides food for shelters, residential group homes, and the Kids Cafe after-school programs. The Food Bank is in effect, a distributor and central supply point that procures the food, sorts it, stores it, and efficiently matches it to those in need according to need.

How much food is distributed?

Feeding America Tampa Bay distributed almost 16 million pounds of food in 2009, enough to provide over 200,000 meals per week. Since the Food Bank was founded in 1982, it has distributed over 150 million pounds. Most of this was surplus product that would otherwise have simply gone to waste.

Disaster Management of United Way Tampa Bay
There's a related thread on WWP: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/69-cos-front-groups/volunteer-minister-news-vol-1-issue-2-march-2009-tampa-florida-41756/

Read the text at the top of the 4th image in the first post, this post, http://forums.whyweprotest.net/796533-post5/ and then this post: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/807764-post39/

United Relief Work Foundation - I find nothing on this organization besides the article in the original post. 

Willa Carson Health Resource Center
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Our mission is to provide culturally sensitive, quality health care to the uninsured  and under-served residents of the North Greenwood community

There are some who would say genuine acts of kindness are never senseless.  I am one of them.  The "Church" of Scientology, however, is trying to align themselves with these groups by commending them, but without doing any actual and genuine acts of kindness themselves.
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I am guessing the Study Tech and / or Delphi-educated moron who wrote the press release meant "selfless," but I can see why a Scientologist would be unfamiliar with the word.
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