Helping Keep Rome Beautiful
The Rome chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation transformed a derelict stretch of road into a garden as part of its program to safeguard and improve the environment. The group’s activities are coordinated by the Church of Scientology of Rome.
As in other Scientology Churches around the world, the Church of Scientology of Rome sponsors a chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation that carries out community cleanups in keeping with precept 12 of the nonreligious, common-sense moral code, “Safeguard and improve your environment.” The volunteers adopted a stretch of road and brought it back to life.
As they worked on the project, carting out litter, debris and weeds, local residents joined in, including a young man who confessed he had contributed to making the traffic island an eyesore and was relieved that someone was taking the project on.
The young man’s mother later contacted the Church, grateful that someone was helping to channel her son’s energies into something constructive.
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