On Friday November 6th, 22 students, teachers and parents from Washburn Academy, under the banner of Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology, executed a clean up of Capaz Park which was adopted by the Church of Scientology of Tampa in 2007.
"This project is a great way to teach our children how to be responsible for their environments," said Roberta Washburn, Director and Founder of Washburn Academy.
The clean up is a monthly activity that has been occurring one block from the Church of Scientology's Tampa Church which is located at 3102 Habana Avenue.
"They come in their yellow shirts and smiling faces, eager to get the job done," said Judy Fagerman, Volunteer Minister Coordinator for the Church in Tampa. "We are happy to have them."
According to Fagerman, "Something can be done about it is the motto of the Volunteer Minister and is based on a program launched by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1980." More commonly the "yellow shirts can be seen at major disaster sites all over the world but every day, volunteer ministers in various communities carry out projects such as the Capaz Park Clean Up. To find out more log on to www.volunteerministers.org