Residents Provide Materials to Inform Neighbors of Substance Abuse

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A diverse group of friends, black, white, Christians, and Scientologists gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center on Saturday, June 18th, to clean the way to a drug free community. The volunteers divided into teams to clear neighborhood streets of litter and to distribute Truth About Drugs educational booklets to families, youth and pastors alike.

Families and friends join in clean-up of neighborhood and distributed Truth About Drugs booklets door-to-door on Saturday June 18th.

As volunteers cleaned throughout the neighborhood, they went door to door to provide the materials of the Truth About Drugs. Many of the Greenwood residents were exceptionally receptive, taking whole bundles of the booklets to give to others.

While one group of volunteers came across a mother who wanted a bundle to bring to her church, another group crossed paths with a pastor who decided that he needed to bring a bundle to his church to educate others.

“I know that drugs are contributing to the declining value of society today. I can see how these booklets could provide the education so that someone could make the correct decision. Give me a stack and I’ll take them to my church.”

The Truth About Drugs is a program to educate youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. These materials have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them.

This is one of the many humanitarian programs that the Church of Scientology sponsors to improve communities everywhere.

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