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VOLUNTEER SHARES HER STORY OF LOUISIANA FLOODS

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANATHURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016

This month’s deluge dumped more than twice the water on Baton Rouge as Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scientology Volunteer Ministers rushed to the scene to help. More are on the way.

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KIDS DESERVE THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS, COUNSELOR SAYS

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICAFRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016

A Johannesburg life coach used The Truth About Drugs to reach a young man who was bent on destroying his future—his addiction to sniffing glue was dominating his life.

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LATVIAN CHILDREN LEARN VALUES FROM THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

RIGA, LATVIAFRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016

Left behind when their parents left the country in search of employment, a generation of Latvian children were growing up without the traditional values they needed to guide them in life, until a teacher discovered The Way to Happiness and began a campaign to reach her country’s youth with this comm

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LIFE IS NOW “STRESS-FREE” SAYS MOTHER OF THREE

SUVA CITY, FIJIFRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016

A visit to the bright yellow tent of the Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour changed the life of a Fiji woman. Life has changed considerably for a mother of three from Suva City, the capital of Fiji.

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PROTECTING FLORIDA SENIORS FROM PSYCHIATRIC ABUSE

CLEARWATER, FLORIDAWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016

CCHR is launching a campaign to help protect the elderly from abuse under the mental health law in Florida. It begins with a workshop titled Advanced Mental Health Directives on Sunday, August 21, at the group ’s center in downtown Clearwater.

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NEW STUDY SHOWS URGENT NEED FOR DRUG EDUCATION ON SYNTHETIC DRUGS

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study calling for “education about the potentially life-threatening consequences of synthetic cannabinoid use.

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CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF THE 1956 WOMEN’S MARCH BY EMPOWERING WOMEN

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICAWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016

South Africa’s Women’s Day honors those who led the fight for freedom and equality 60 years ago and the women of South Africa today who continue to fight for a better life for the people of the nation.

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VOLUNTEERS ASK, “DO YOU KNOW EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD ABOUT DRUGS?”

RIMINI, ITALYWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016

Reaching Italian clubbers with the truth about club drugs The Foundation for a Drug-Free World chapter in the Italian province of Emilia Romagna reaches out to clubgoers in the city of Rimini with information they urgently need to know.

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TEAMING UP TO PROMOTE DRUG-FREE LIVING

BRUSSELS, BELGIUMTUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016

Brussels drug prevention group joins forces with organizers and athletes of West African football tournament to reach players and fans with the truth about drugs.

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YOUTH GROUP PROMOTES HUMAN RIGHTS ON YOUTH DAY

TORONTO, CANADATUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016

Youth for Human Rights Toronto celebrates diversity at the 10th annual Toronto Youth Day Festival.

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TAKING ACTION AGAINST CRIME AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONFRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

Residents in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood enjoyed the annual National Night Out block party at the Church of Scientology.

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ONE MAN’S CRUSADE TO SAVE THE LIVES OF TANZANIA YOUTH

TANGA, TANZANIAFRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

The loss of his nephew to cocaine inspired a Tanzanian man to find a solution to drug abuse. He has opened a chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World in his hometown.

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HELPING SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS GET THROUGH TO YOUTH

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONTHURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

Drug-Free World Volunteers reach out with The Truth About Drugs to school resource officers with factual information about the effects of drugs.

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REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS SUMMIT FOCUSES ON EDUCATION

NUEVA LEON, MEXICOTHURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

Young Latin American advocates meet to coordinate plans and address gross human rights violations in their countries. The 23 chapters of Youth for Human Rights International across six Latin American countries share a common goal—to make human rights a reality.

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SHARING HAPPINESS AT SANTA BARBARA OLD SPANISH DAYS FIESTA

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIATHURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

The Way to Happiness Foundation celebrated the Santa Barbara Fiesta by introducing people to The Way to Happiness and its tools for better living.

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FUN IN THE SUN AT WEST SUSSEX MUSIC FESTIVAL

EAST GRINSTEAD, SUSSEXWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016

More than a thousand kick up their heels at annual Summertime Swing Festival at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, in the UK, raising £7,000 for charity. Britain’s Got Talent semifinalists the Jive Aces headlined the concert. Britain’s Got Talent semifinalists The Jive Aces headlined the concert.

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TRAINING TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEERS TO FIGHT DRUGS WITH TRUTH

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICAWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016

Volunteers gain tools to fight epidemic drug addiction among Tschwane township youth A training session held at the Church of Scientology Pretoria August 5 introduced community leaders, nongovernmental organizations and other concerned individuals to the Truth About Drugs educational program.

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RUNNING AND BIKING FOR A DRUG-FREE COUNTRY

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLICTUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016

13th annual drug-free Czech Republic “Cyclo-Run” gathers support for drug-free living.

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CONFERENCE STRESSES DRUG PREVENTION TO PROTECT YOUTH

BRUSSELS, BELGIUMMONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016

Third Annual Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe conference salutes the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which emphasizes drug education in their campaign this year.

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COMMUNITY AND POLICE TEAM UP FOR A BETTER NEIGHBORHOOD

CLEARWATER, FLORIDASUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016

Lowering crime through neighborhood cleanups. ​​A diverse team of volunteers joined the cleanup of a stretch of the Pinellas Trail in Clearwater, Florida, organized by the Clearwater Police Department.

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