Helping Commerce Neighbors Feel Secure and Proud in Their Homes

Bridge Publications, TreePeople, and California Beauty Nursery joined forces to help elderly residents with disabilities care for and enjoy their lawns while contributing to a more beautiful neighborhood.

This month, volunteers from Bridge Publications Inc., TreePeople, and California Beauty Nursery, in coordination with City of Commerce Mayor Hugo Argumedo, launched an initiative to help elderly residents and those with disabilities care for their lawns. Their plan was not only to provide a more welcoming environment for these residents, but also to upgrade Commerce neighborhoods.

The volunteers took a page from The Way to Happiness, the nonreligious moral code of 21 precepts by author, humanitarian, and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. 

The activity was a living example of how The Way to Happiness can inspire activities that uplift the individual and the community.

The finished garden was a gift from the volunteers to an elderly resident who was unable to care for it on her own.
The finished lawn was a gift from the volunteers to an elderly resident who was unable to care for it on her own.

Precept 20 of The Way to Happiness is “Try to Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You.” 

“This is a positive version of ’The Golden Rule,’’’ wrote Mr. Hubbard. “If one were to think over how he or she would like to be treated by others, one would evolve the human virtues. Just figure out how you would want people to treat you.”

Among these virtues are such attitudes as kindness, consideration, compassion, respect, friendliness, and treating people with dignity—which were part and parcel of the way the volunteers embraced this project.

The volunteers who took part in the initiative
The volunteers presented the finished product to the neighbor.

Bridge Publications is planning more projects like this and encourages others to join them in caring for the lawns of the elderly or those with disabilities. To take part in this initiative, contact Camila Gonzalez at (323) 888-6200 or email

Bridge Publications Inc., publisher of the nonfiction works of L. Ron Hubbard, is featured in an episode of Inside Scientology, on the Scientology Network. The Scientology Network debuted on March 12, 2018. Since launching with an introduction by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, the network has been viewed in more than 240 countries and territories in 17 languages. Satisfying the curiosity of people about Scientology and Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the network takes viewers across six continents, spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists, showing the Church as a global organization, and presenting its social betterment programs that have touched the lives of millions worldwide. The network also showcases documentaries by independent filmmakers who represent a cross-section of cultures and faiths, but share a common purpose of uplifting communities.

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The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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