Scientology Information Center leads to Operation Hope

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When Ms. Esther Fife attended a monthly networking reception at the Scientology Information Center last week, she found something that she wasn’t expecting. Being with the 25 like-minded businessmen and women from Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa she found attendees from diverse backgrounds: wealth management; alternative transportation; marketing; printing; human resources; and non-profit organizations. The one thing many had in common was a need to learn better financial management skills and increase their financial literacy - something that is right up Ms. Fife’s alley.

Guests enjoy networking at a recent reception at the Scientology Information Center

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Ms. Fife is the Financial Well-Being Coach for Operation Hope, a non-profit organization supported by SunTrust Bank that provides complimentary financial literacy education. Founded in 1992, Operation Hope is a national organization which has assisted more than 2 million businesses and families stay out of foreclosure.

Last night, fourteen guests attended the seminar at the Information Center’s conference room and left with an increased understanding of financial planning. Take-aways from the seminar included a workbook to help people put together a budget, pay off debts and how to rebuild their credit score.

Georgette Braadt, a long-term Clearwater resident, said, “This seminar was very helpful. I’m going to give this material to my daughter so she doesn’t have to stumble through life making unnecessary credit mistakes.”

Ms. Fife recommended that those who want to avail themselves of these tools to go to Operation Hope’s website at

The Scientology Information Center offers its facilities to non-profit groups.

The next community event will be held on Sunday, July 24th from 6-8pm. The Clearwater Scientology Choir will be doing their first public performance for the community in the one-year-old Scientology Information Center. The concert will also feature world-class performers from Moldova, Greece, Israel, and the USA. All are welcome and audience participation is invited. Light refreshments will be served.

The Center is located at 500 Cleveland Street. To learn more about this facility or to attend upcoming events please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or

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 in 167 nations. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in humanitarian programs and community events. Clearwater is the home of the spiritual headquarters for the Church of Scientology. Its Information Center is open to all and provides answers to questions about Scientology through its audio visual displays, exhibits and publications. The Church of Scientology has owned the Clearwater Bank Building since 1976, restoring it and transforming its lobby into an Information Center in July 2015.

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For Immediate Release Contact Amber Skjelset (727) 467-6966

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization