House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515-3215
October 26, 2001
Ms. Lori Alpers
Church of Scientology
Celebrity Centre New York
65 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
Dear Ms. Alpers:
I would like to extend my wholehearted thanks to the Church of Scientology
and all of the many members who volunteered at the site of the World Trade
The selfless concern and tireless work each of you has given to the rescue and
recovery effort are greatly appreciated by your fellow New Yorkers.
The renewed spirit of volunteerism, patriotism and civic pride evident
the tragic events of September 11th are the only solace we can take from such
a horrible disaster. Our spirit of togetherness proves that we can unite and
great things, including overcoming our deep wounds and grieving.
I am sure that the commitment shown by your organization will be a
inspiration others. Keep up the great work!
Lastly, please extend my best wishes to all of the members of the Church of
Scientology as well as their family and friends in attendance this evening.
May God's blessings shine upon each of you.
Charles B. Rangel
Member of Congress