Scientology's surprisingly weak attempt to turn Hurricane Florence into PR gold - 2018-09-16
Hurricane Florence is weakening over South Carolina as of this writing, and Scientology has a plan to provide disaster relief. Meet Mirit Hendrickson, President of Scientology Volunteer Ministers Florida. In this video she describes the relief effort, which includes donations that cover a table with travel size soaps, toothbrushes, and other toiletries to be assembled into sanitation packs for distribution at shelters for hurricane evacuees.
What was intended as a fleet of trucks and buses has been downsized as Hendrickson has rented a Chevrolet Suburban and is driving to North Carolina with the supplies. As usual for Scientology there is no pre-positioning of supplies. The soap is being purchased at Florida dollar stores and the volunteers are driving into the disaster area, which may result in the Scientologists needing shelter and assistance from the Red Cross, diverting resources from evacuees.