Church Emphasizes Crime Prevention Outreach, Drug Education During National Day Celebration

Guests at the Church of Scientology Seattle Neighborhood Soiree learn about substance abuse prevention resources from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

Church of Scientology Seattle volunteers share drug education materials from the Foundation for a Drug Free World with neighbors who stop by their National Night Out block party.

Church of Scientology Seattle volunteers share drug education materials from the Foundation for a Drug Free World with neighbors who stop by their National Night Out block party.

A mother shares this vital information with her daughter.

A mother shares this vital information with her daughter.

The Church of Scientology Seattle held its annual block party celebrating National Night in support of community crime-fighting efforts.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, August 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Church of Scientology of Seattle celebrated National Night Out in conjunction with the Seattle Police Department’s ongoing crime prevention program. Night Out is designed to “raise crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in crime-fighting efforts, and unite communities.”

Across Seattle, communities held block parties, potlucks and other activities to support crime-fighting efforts. Two live bands came together at the Church of Scientology event with refreshments for all and a balloon sculptor who delighted children and adults with his creations.

But the focus of the evening was the link between drug abuse and crime and many took advantage of the Church’s free drug education materials which were made available to all who attended. the Night Out event.

The importance of educating our youth about the harmful effects of drug use becomes more urgent in light of a recent University of Washington survey showing that fentanyl use is on the rise in Washington. Fentanyl-related deaths more than doubled in King County last year, reaching 388, according to the medical examiner’s office. Meanwhile, the county set a 2021 record for total drug and alcohol overdose deaths, with at least 709 reported.

In Seattle alone, police and federal agents seized 650,000 pills last year, 10 times more than in 2020.

The Church of Scientology and its members support the Truth About Drugs campaign, one of the largest non-governmental drug education and prevention initiatives.

According to the United Nations Office on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, “every dollar spent on prevention can save governments up to ten dollars in subsequent costs”.

For more information, watch the documentary The Truth About Drugs: Real People, Real Stories and Public Service Announcements on the Scientology Network.

Foundation for a drug-free world is a volunteer-based organization with a network of some 200 chapters internationally. With support from the Church of Scientology and Scientologists, the Foundation provides the Truth About Drugs lay program and materials free of charge to drug educators around the world.

The Church of Scientology Seattle was dedicated in July 2010 by the ecclesiastical leader of Scientology, Mr. David Miscavige. The Church works closely with other faiths, nonprofit organizations, and government officials on programs to uplift and benefit the community. For more information on the Church of Scientology Seattle, visit their website at www.Scientology-Seattle.org.

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 grown to over 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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