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Centre New York
The City of New York
9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3857
Stephen Hittmann, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Fire and Life Safety
December 21, 2001
Church of Scientology
65 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
Dear Ms. Alpers:
As I have been told, the founder of the religion of Scientology,
L. Ron Hubbard,
considered his work only as valuable as it was a help to others.
Your Volunteer Ministers exemplified that philosophy at Ground
Zero, and continue
to do so in their help to firefighters throughout New York.
Whether it was food, water, equipment, or your own unique spiritual help,
were there working alongside people of many faiths to provide whatever was
or needed by the members of the Fire Department and the other rescue forces.
The assistance you provided was vital, and I therefore want to commend once
more your members here in New York, and those from across the United States
came to help when help was needed most.