LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles residents are no strangers to disasters, from the December 2015 San Bernadino shooting where 14 were killed and 22 injured, to flooding and rockslides from el Niño's destructive storms. And with each new tremor, we wonder—will this be "The Big One"?
In fact, Los Angeles ranks 4 internationally for the number of people potentially affected by an earthquake and tops the list for North and Central America. L.A. is also prone to 13 out of 16 federally identified natural or man-made threats including wildfires, extreme temperatures, landslides, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and terrorism, to name a few.
To help the community prepare for disasters like these, the Volunteer Ministers of Southern California are hosting their 2nd Annual Hollywood Disaster Preparedness Fair, 12 noon-5pm February 27 in the parking lot of the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles at 4810 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
The fair is open to the public free of charge. Emergency services, nonprofits and vendors with information booths will include Kaiser Permanente Hospital, the L.A. Emergency Management Department, L.A. DWP, Earthquake Country Alliance, Be More Prepared Inc., National Disaster Preparedness, So Cal Survival and the Community Preparedness Group.
Free workshops will help local residents prepare for an earthquake; learn basic first aid, CPR, and self defense; and find out how to deal safely with civil unrest.
There will also be workshops on Scientology Volunteer Ministers techniques used at the sites of hundreds of disaster sites around the world:
- Assists for Illnesses and Injuries—for techniques developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard that help speed recovery by addressing the spiritual and mental factors in stress and trauma.
- Solutions for a Dangerous Environment—where workshop participants will learn to help people overcome the shock of their immediate circumstances so they can cope and pull their lives back together.
Prizes will be raffled every hour and with the proceeds from raffle ticket sales benefiting Family Promise, a 501(c)3 organization that helps get homeless families back on their feet.
With activities for kids and food vendors, there will be something for everyone at the fair. For all details, go to http://bit.ly/CommunityFair
The Volunteer Minister program was created in the mid 1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, who described the Volunteer Minister as "a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others." Anyone of any culture or creed may train as a Volunteer Minister and use these tools to help their families and communities. The Volunteer Ministers of Southern California are dedicated to helping the community be prepared for anything and everything. For more information visit the Volunteer Ministers website.
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SOURCE Church of Scientology L.A.