Local Group Meets in Scientology Information Center to Help Neighbors

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, 3 May, a local neighborhood coalition met in the Scientology Public Information Center in downtown Clearwater to address neighborhood concerns and what they can do to help.

Scientologists and their neighbors network in the newly renovated Clearwater bank Building, now home to the Scientology Information Center

Conference Room of the Scientology Information Center

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Despite the mass communication systems of media and social networks extant today, a study done by State Farm found that only 25% of Americans know their next door neighbors.

In 2009, a handful of local Scientologists started a group to increase communication with their neighbors. “We formed our group to take responsibility and benefit everyone in our neighborhood,” stated Janice Kenne, the chair of the group, “We started off having meetings and going from door to door seeing what we can do to make our neighborhood safer and create happier lives for the families here.”

The group expanded over the years into parties and get-togethers. “Everyone was invited. You could see the raised awareness and sense of community from this, with less crime and children playing safely on the streets.”

Looking for a regular meeting spot after work for her group, Janice found the conference room in the Scientology Information Center. “I heard that the conference was available for group meetings. It has the perfect setup and we’ve made it our regular go-to spot ever since.”

The Center’s beautifully appointed conference room provides a table and 14 chairs, a couch, state of the art sound system, TV screen, DVD player, HDMI and USB connectors to serve various set-ups for group meetings to small business seminars.

“We make our conference room available to all like-minded groups to support their goals and mission,” said Amber Skjelset, Manager for the Scientology Information Center.

The Scientology Information Center opened in July 2015, after the Church of Scientology restored the historic Bank of Clearwater building. In addition to the expansive conference room, it houses four audio-visual information displays that answers questions on beliefs and practices of Scientology, as well as what else Scientologists do to help others. For more information, please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or amber@cos.flag.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 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. For more information, please visit www.Scientology.org

Jennifer Webb 727-467-6860

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization