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Title: On “One Seattle Day of Service” Scientologists Give Back to the City They Love

Seattle, Washington, United States, 29th May 2024 - Volunteers from the Church of Scientology and the chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation it sponsors spearheaded a street cleanup in Seattle’s lower Queen Anne/Uptown area and a beautification project in Kinnear Park. Both were done in partnership with the city’s Adopt-a-Street program and the Parks Department for the annual One Seattle Day of Service event.  Adopt-a-Street is Seattle’s grassroots litter-removal program which the Church has partnered with since the program’s inception in 1992.According to the mayor’s website, “One Seattle Day of Service turns the values behind Mayor Harrell’s vision for One Seattle—inclusion, collaboration, cooperation, and service—into shared action and improvement for our City.” Volunteer projects included cleaning, beautification, graffiti removal, gardening and helping neighbors in need. Despite the drizzly weather, the event was declared a success as volunteers worked together all over the city to improve their areas.“It is a privilege to do our part to enhance and sustain the beauty of our adopted park, Kinnear Park, and our adopted streets in Uptown Seattle,” said Rev. Ann Pearce, Director of Public Affairs for the Church of Scientology. “It was great working with our neighbors to give back to the community.”Volunteers use The Way to Happiness to promote awareness of the need to care for the environment and encourage others to take part in the work of keeping Seattle green. The Way to Happiness is a nonreligious common-sense moral code written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. One of its precepts is “Safeguard and Improve your Environment,” which states:“There are many things one can do to help take care of the planet. They be...

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