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Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Officially Opens

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TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre celebrates its official opening and rededication on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. after three years of infrastructure renewal. 

The 60-year-old facility, which is located at 650 Church Street, underwent a multi-million dollar retrofit and renovation over the past three years. The renewal included an update to the fire and life safety systems, heating and air-conditioning, and other critical systems. The project was made possible through funding […]

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The Salvation Army Responds to Mexico City Earthquake as Relief Continues around Oaxaca and Veracruz

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A 7.1-MAGNITUDE earthquake has caused the collapse of buildings and other infrastructure in and around Mexico City. The epicentre was on the border between the states of Puebla and Morelos, around 120 kilometres from the Mexican capital. The Salvation Army’s Territorial Commander Colonel Ricardo Bouzigues reports that there has been ‘tremendous damage’. More than 200 people are known to have lost their lives in the tremors, including at least 26 children who died when their school collapsed. 
 
Salvation Army facilities have […]

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Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Personnel from Canada Deployed to Florida Following Hurricane Irma Destruction

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More than half a million meals have been served by The Salvation Army to people who have been displaced or have had their homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in south-eastern states of the USA. This is in addition to The Salvation Army’s ongoing emergency response in many of the Caribbean islands and in reaction to Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Salvation Army teams are now transitioning into response, establishing staging areas across Florida, which include Naples, Fort Myers, Key West and Keystone […]

Bob (right) learns computer skills from teacher, Carley (right)

Adult Literacy Course Boosts Self-Esteem and Social Equality

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Imagine, at age 59, being unable to spell boat, step or help. “It feels disgusting when you can’t read or write,” says Bob. “But now I’m doing something about it.”

Bob is a participant in The Salvation Army’s STages Education Program (STEP) in Winnipeg. The community-based adult literacy program is open to anyone with a low literacy level, usually below Grade 6.

“Literacy gives people a foundation where they have skills, self-worth and realize their goals,” says Carley, LEEP teacher. “Things they […]