Charity Coalition honors nonprofits and volunteers for National Volunteer Month

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On 20 April, the Charity Coalition will host a special dinner to celebrate Bay Area nonprofits and their volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Month in the historic Fort Harrison. The Fort Harrison is home to the Church of Scientology’s International Religious Retreat.

National Volunteer Month is held the world over to recognize volunteers for their dedication and contributions to their communities.

“Humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard emphasized the importance of helping others,” stated Jennifer Webb, Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology, “This is why we are proud to celebrate National Volunteer Month and host Bay Area nonprofits and their volunteers for this special recognition event.”

The evening includes entertainment, dinner and awards. Awards will be presented to nominated volunteers from participating nonprofit organizations for their contributions to the community. Keynote speaker for the event is Mr. Bob Dillinger, Public Defender 6th Judicial Circuit.

Established by the Church of Scientology in September 2014, the Charity Coalition regularly hosts bi-monthly luncheons in the Fort Harrison for like-minded individuals to network and collaborate on community service. Open to all executives, volunteers and board members of nonprofits, the Charity Coalition has hosted over 1,100 members at their events.

Bay area nonprofits are welcome to attend, and are encouraged to enter their most dedicated volunteer to receive a recognition award at the dinner.

For more information or if you would like to attend, please contact Jennifer at 727-467-6860 or

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 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. 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

For more information Contact: Pat Harney 727-467-6860

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization