Marching for a Drug-Free Buffalo

Scientologists promoted drug-free living at Buffalo’s 11th annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Buffalo joined in the spirit of the city’s 11th annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade September 7, marching for a drug-free Buffalo.

From its start at City Hall to its end at the waterfront, the parade moved along to a Latin rhythm as music filled the streets, in keeping with this year’s parade theme—Bailamos (Let’s Dance).

And a bit of Buffalo rain was not enough to deter the volunteers from having a great time as they distributed more than 1,300 copies of The Truth About booklets to parade-watchers and those gathered for flamenco dancing and the after-parade party at LaSalle Park.

Scientologists on five continents work in their communities throughout the year to empower others with the truth about drugs. The Church and its members are dedicated to eradicating drug abuse through education.

The Church of Scientology supports The Truth About Drugs initiative, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention campaigns and makes these materials available free of charge to educators, law enforcement and community programs.

It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately.

The Church of Scientology has published a brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, to meet requests for more information about the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. To learn more or read the brochure, visit the Scientology website.

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.”