Scientology Holiday Bazaar to Benefit Fish Emergency Service

Released on = November 29, 2005, 1:06 pm

Press Release Author = Gwen Barnard/Church of Scientology

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = Church Bazaar Celebrates 15 Years Helping the Needy

Press Release Body = Portland, OR: The Church of Scientology of Portland is holding
its 15th annual Holiday Bazaar on December 3 with all proceeds to benefit Fish
Emergency Service.

Crafts, handmade gifts, a tremendous amount of baked goods and many other unusual
items will be on sale at the Bazaar.

"Fish Emergency Service is an incredibly worthwhile organization. They've had to
dip into their reserves this year as cash donations are down so we truly want to
make this our best Bazaar ever, " said Rev. Gwen Barnard, Community Affairs Director
for the Church of Scientology of Portland.

Fish Emergency Service has provided food boxes, clothing, personal care products and
referrals to families and individuals experiencing temporary crisis situations for
over 38 years. As a testament to its efficiency, 95 percent of all contributions go
directly to help people in need.

Gloria Colvin, executive director for Fish Emergency Service, said, "Chances are in
recent months you joined other Oregonians in making a generous donation to the
victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Given what those poor people endured, who
among us could turn away? However, in our own backyards, there are storms of need
that don't get a lot of television coverage.

"In the Portland metropolitan area, Fish extends a helping hand to folks who have
nowhere else to turn. Their lives are devastated or they simply can't find the
means to feed their kids or make a rent payment. We really appreciate the Church of
Scientology holding such a special event solely for the benefit of Fish and we thank
them for their support," said Ms. Colvin.

The Church of Scientology's 15th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday,
December 3, 2005 at 709 SW Salmon in downtown Portland from 10 AM until 5 PM.

For more information regarding Fish Emergency Service, go to or call 503-233-5533.


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Contact Details = Gwen Barnard

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