John Travolta, a licensed pilot himself, has arranged for a plane to bring Scientology volunteer ministers, and medics to Haiti. He told Entertainment Tonight at Australia Week’s LA Black Tie Dinner.
“”I have arranged for a plane to take down some volunteer ministers and some supplies and some medics. My church [Scientology] has also arranged for 80 medics and 33 volunteers to go down [this week]. I hope that inspires others as well, it’s needed.”
It’s wonderful that he’s helping send badly needed medics, but what exactly is a volunteer Scientology minister? Gawker has a run down of what these volunteers have down at sites of other disasters and crisis situations like 9/11, and the tsunami in India. Much of what these volunteers seem to do during tragedies are things called “Touch assists” and “Nerve assists” which are touching fingers, and giving back massages, respectively.
Maybe once these volunteers get there they’ll find that people need “food assists” and “shelter assists” more desperately than “touch assists.”
If you’d like to help earthquake victims in Haiti, click here to find some quick and easy ways to donate to trusted organizations that are currently on the ground in Port-au-Prince.