The Churches of Scientology Disaster Response (CSDR) is tasked with the duties of providing spiritual care as well as assisting with the un-met material needs of survivors, responders and care-givers who are affected by trauma, loss, upset, stress and confusion after a disaster.
The Church’s long term commitment to help is written throughout its scriptures and is reflected in one of its books called The Scientology Handbook, based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, Founder of the Scientology religion, regarding the role of the Volunteer Minister.
“A Scientology Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”
“Scientologists assist people in hospitals recover from illness or injury, they help the under-privileged secure a valuable education by improving their ability to study, they heal troubled marriages, they salvage lives from drug abuse, they are active in criminal rehabilitation, in raising society’s moral standards and they are on the scene to bring relief to those victimized by disaster.”
L. Ron Hubbard
The Scientology Handbook pages vii and 766