The Month of Hope Celebrated at Downtown Information Center
Stories of inspiration told to restore hope at the Scientology Information Center
"April was established as the National Month of Hope in 2018 by Mothers of Crisis," said Amber Skjelset, the Manager of the Information Center. "There are people doing humanitarian work around the world, bringing hope. What better way to celebrate then to look to these inspirational individuals?"
One such humanitarian, featured in a documentary, is Barry Paul. Utilizing the Truth About Drugs educational program, Paul fights against the culture of drugs and violence in his native Kenya.
"My purpose is to see a community together for the betterment of their livelihood,"
Since implementing the program, there has been a 24% reduction in drug-related crimes in Kenya.
"The documentaries feature stories of humanitarians making real changes all over the world," said Skjelset. "But the foundation of this is the work of L. Ron Hubbard and his purpose to see a world that is free from crime, insanity and instability."
A biographical overview of Mr. Hubbard's life is also available to view at the Center, showing a life-long dedication to resolving the problems of life and the discovering tools to help his fellow man.
"I have seen life from the top down and the bottom up. I know how it looks both ways. And I know there is wisdom and that there is hope," said Mr. Hubbard in 1965.
The Information Center is located at 500 Cleveland Street and is open daily from 10am – 7pm, with a break for lunch between 1 and 2pm. No appointment is needed, however visitors are required to wear masks and gloves, which are provided at no charge. For more information, contact (727) 467-6966. For more information about the life of L. Ron Hubbard, go to www.lronhubbard.org.
About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org